overfalls

[ oh-ver-fawlz ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌfɔlz /

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.

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Origin of overfalls

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