white water
noun Date: 1586 frothy water (as in breakers, rapids, or falls) • white-water adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • white-water — [hwit′wôt΄ər] adj. of or having to do with recreational rafting, kayaking, etc. on rivers with rapids, fast currents, etc. * * * white wa·ter (hwītʹwô tər, wŏt ər, wītʹ ) adj. Of, relating to, intended for, or taking place on white water,… …   Universalium

  • white water — noun uncount a part of a river where the water flows so fast that it looks white …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • white water — n. 1. foaming, whitish water, as in whitecaps, rapids, etc. 2. a light colored water over a shallow area …   English World dictionary

  • White-water — White wa ter, n. (Far.) A dangerous disease of sheep. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white water — ► NOUN ▪ a fast shallow stretch of water in a river …   English terms dictionary

  • white-water — [hwit′wôt΄ər] adj. of or having to do with recreational rafting, kayaking, etc. on rivers with rapids, fast currents, etc …   English World dictionary

  • white water — noun a) Any turbulent or frothy water as found in river rapids or surf. The boats wake left two strands of white water that glistened in the moonlight. b) Turbulent conditions …   Wiktionary

  • white-water — adjective see white water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white-water — adj. White water is used with these nouns: ↑river …   Collocations dictionary

  • white\ water — Skim milk. I like the way white water tastes, but most people I know call it skim milk …   Dictionary of american slang

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