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white water

noun
1.
frothy water, as in whitecaps and rapids.
2.
light-colored seawater over a shoal, sandy bottom, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for white water

white water

noun
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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