whirlpool Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “whirlpool” in the English Dictionary

"whirlpool" in British English

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whirlpoolnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜːl.puːl/  us   /ˈwɝːl-/
a ​smallarea of the ​sea or other ​water in which there is a ​powerful, ​circularcurrent of ​water that can ​pullobjects down into ​itscentre
(Definition of whirlpool from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whirlpool" in American English

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whirlpoolnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhwɜrlˌpul, ˈwɜrl-/

whirlpool noun [C] (CIRCULAR CURRENT)

water that moves in a ​powerful, ​circularcurrent, ​sucking into ​itscenter anything that ​floats near it

whirlpool noun [C] (POOL WITH CURRENTS)

an ​artificialpool with ​currents of ​waterflowing through it: Some ​healthclubs have whirlpools and ​steamrooms.
(Definition of whirlpool from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whirlpool”
in Chinese (Simplified) 漩涡…
in Turkish girdap, anafor, burgaç…
in Russian водоворот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漩渦…
in Polish wir…
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