- Oceanography. water made rough by a strong current moving over a shoal, by an opposing current, or by winds blowing against the current.
- Obsolete. a cataract or waterfall.
Origin of overfalls
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Examples from the Web for overfalls
We here saw many ripplings, like the overfalls of some rapid tide, yet found none.
I have seen these overfalls to come both from the eastward and the westward.