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Noun: riptide  'rip,tId
  1. A stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
    - rip, tide rip, crosscurrent, countercurrent
  2. A strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
    - rip current

Derived forms: riptides

Type of: current, stream, turbulence, turbulency

Part of: tide

Encyclopedia: Riptide