Definition of whitewater in English:


Syllabification: white·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /(h)wītˈwôtər, ˈwä-
(also white water)


[often as modifier] (also white-water)
  • Fast shallow stretches of water in a river: whitewater rafting
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    • I'm told that the Orchy is also the most thrilling river in Britain for white-water rafting.
    • The steep hills and valleys also offer superb rivers for white-water rafting.
    • They can go white-water rafting and swimming, and Youth in Action days teach orienteering, map-reading, team-building and first aid.

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