a freshwater stream flowing into the sea.
a sudden rise in the level of a stream, or a flood, caused by heavy rains or the rapid melting of snow and ice.
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How to use freshet in a sentence
A large stone set in a secure place surely is a better boundary than a wayward stream whose course is changed by every freshet.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The road was plainly marked, but the last freshet had sprinkled it with stones, large and small.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
We came down with the tide in the rear of the trunk freshet.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
Horley Bottom, where the hay used to be frequently carried into the river by a June freshet, was now safe from flood.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
And it is a lively stream when there happens to be a freshet and both forks are pouring a flood down into it.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
British Dictionary definitions for freshet
the sudden overflowing of a river caused by heavy rain or melting snow
a stream of fresh water emptying into the sea
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