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whitewater

or white-wa·ter

[ hwahyt-waw-ter, -wot-er, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər, ˈwaɪt- /
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adjective

of or moving over or through rapids: whitewater rafting down the Colorado River.

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Origin of whitewater

First recorded in 1900–05; from white water

Definition for whitewater (2 of 3)

white water

noun

frothy water, as in whitecaps and rapids.
light-colored seawater over a shoal, sandy bottom, etc.

Origin of white water

First recorded in 1580–90

Definition for whitewater (3 of 3)

Whitewater
[ hwahyt-waw-ter, -wot-er, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər, ˈwaɪt- /

noun

a town in SE Wisconsin.
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British Dictionary definitions for whitewater

white water

noun

a stretch of water with a broken foamy surface, as in rapids
light-coloured sea water, esp over shoals or shallows
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