Entry from US English dictionary
An unanticipated coastal wave that is much greater in force and height than the waves preceding it.
- 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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Syllabification: sneak·er wave
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