Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: flat|water
Pronunciation: /ˈflatwɔːtə

Definition of flatwater in English:


[mass noun] North American
Slowly moving water in a river, as opposed to rapids.
Example sentences
  • The narrow vessels are designed to travel extremely fast atop flat water.
  • Just now we're sailing along in a stiff breeze over flat water.
  • Two days ago, I took my son on a 30 minute flatwater canoe ride.

Definition of flatwater in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
greater than others in power or influence