Definition of overfall in English:

overfall

Line breaks: over|fall
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəfɔːl
 
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noun

1A turbulent stretch of open water caused by a strong current or tide over a submarine ridge, or by a meeting of currents.
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  • You need very calm surface conditions and a northward current in Jack Sound, but not so strong as to cause turbulent overfalls.
  • This current is often too strong to swim against, but it's never strong enough to form overfalls on this part of the reef.
  • Divers should be aware that the whole area is subject to complex and strong tidal streams and heavy overfalls.
1.1A place where surplus water overflows from a dam, weir, or pool.

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