overfalls

[ oh-ver-fawlz ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌfɔlz /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. overexposure,
  2. overexpress,
  3. overextend,
  4. overextended,
  5. overfall,
  6. overfamiliar,
  7. overfatigue,
  8. overfed,
  9. overfeed,
  10. overfill

Origin of overfalls

First recorded in 1535–45; over- + fall + -s3

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