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sneaker wave Syllabification: sneak·er wave

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of sneaker wave in English:


An unanticipated coastal wave that is much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it.
Example sentences
  • Hey, Rusty, you told us earlier that you were expecting some sneaker waves.
  • It was a fun time at Christmas and I remember my Dad having great fun when a sneaker wave caught me and soaked me.
  • Beware the sneaker wave.

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