white water

noun
1.
frothy water, as in whitecaps and rapids.
2.
light-colored seawater over a shoal, sandy bottom, etc.

Origin:
1580–90

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white water
 
n
1.  a stretch of water with a broken foamy surface, as in rapids
2.  light-coloured sea water, esp over shoals or shallows

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Filled with white water, as though heaped with snow.
He must be the wielder of axe and of paddle, the rider of fiery horses, the master of the craft that leaps through white water.
Bill ran out over the surging logs, picked a big spruce and stayed on it through the white water.
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