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Definition of "white-water" []

  • Of, relating to, intended for, or taking place on white water, especially in river rapids: white-water rafting. (adjective)
  • A stretch of water with a broken foamy surface, as in rapids (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Light-coloured sea water, esp over shoals or shallows (noun)

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Use "white-water" in a sentence
  • "There are weekend trips to Heifer International's Outlook Farm, Blue Man Group, rock climbing, white-water rafting, trapeze school, etc ..."
  • "Best Thing that Happened: I took my sons white-water rafting on the Ottawa river."
  • ""It still looks like white-water rapids behind there, but it's greatly reduced from this morning," Riggins said late Monday morning, referring to the industrial area adjacent to the interstate where the water main broke."