white-water

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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whitewater

[hwahyt-waw-ter, -wot-er, wahyt-]
adjective
of or moving over or through rapids: whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.
Also, white-water.


Origin:
1900–05; from white water

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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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