Eddy

Definition: a river feature that forms just downstream of an obstruction. An eddy can form on the side of a river or immediately after a boulder in a river. The water in an eddy is flowing in the opposite direction from the rest of the river and can at times be swirling and violent.

Pronunciation: ed-E

Common Misspellings: edy

Examples: We paddled into the eddy on the side of the river to take a break from the relentless waves.