Definition of sneaker wave in English:

sneaker wave

Syllabification: sneak·er wave

noun

An unanticipated coastal wave that is much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it.
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  • In early 2004, a person at McClures Beach was killed when she was knocked off a rock by a sneaker wave.
  • Walking along Harris Beach, Oregon I turned to see this 'sneaker wave' roll in.
  • A sneaker wave crashes in unexpectedly, inundating an unsuspecting eagle with a sudden foam bath.

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