Eddy

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noun - Eddy (plural: eddies) is a current of water running contrary to the main current, especially a circular current or whirlpool.

The swimmer face a large eddy in the Tsugaru Channel off the coast of Hokkaido.

Origin

Middle English (Scots) ydy, probably from Old Norse itha. First known use in 15th century.

Video


Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel and the Tsugaru Current with its resultant eddies between Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan, courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

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