See also: Eddy
eddy (plural eddies)
- A current of air or water running back, or in an opposite direction to the main current.
- 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate:
- In the bow old Dobbs fought the stream cunningly, twisting the nose into eddies and backwaters, taking advantage when he could of set of current, and when he could not, paddling doggedly, not so powerfully, perhaps, as his partner, but with equal steadiness.
- A circular current; a whirlpool.
- 1668, John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, M. DC. LXVI. […], London: […] Henry Herringman, […], OCLC 1064438096, (please specify the stanza number):
- And smiling eddies dimpled on the main.
air or water running in an opposite direction to the main current
- (intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.
- Nonstandard spelling of .
- Obsolete form of .