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.
Common Misspellings: edy
Examples:We paddled into the eddy on the side of the river to take a break from the relentless waves.