overfall

/ (ˈəʊvəˌfɔːl) /

noun

a turbulent stretch of water caused by marine currents over an underwater ridge
a mechanism that allows excess water to escape from a dam or lock
the point at which a sewer or land drainage discharges into the sea or a river

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Example sentences from the Web for overfall

  • It was most probable that an overfall existed somewhere, and doubtless through a cleft in the granite.

  • I think there is not in the world so strange an overfall, nor so wonderful to behold.

    The Discovery of Guiana|Sir Walter Raleigh