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Eddy

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Definition: a river feature that forms just downstream of an obstruction. An eddy can form on the side of a river or immediately after a boulder in a river. The water in an eddy is flowing in the opposite direction from the rest of the river and can at times be swirling and violent.
Pronunciation: ed-E
Common Misspellings: edy
Examples:
We paddled into the eddy on the side of the river to take a break from the relentless waves.

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