Meaning of “whirlpool” in the English Dictionary

"whirlpool" in British English

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whirlpoolnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɜːl.puːl/ us /ˈwɝːl.puːl/

a small area of the sea or other water in which there is a powerful, circular current of water that can pull objects down into its centre

(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, circular current, sucking into its center anything that floats near it

whirlpool noun [ C ] (POOL WITH CURRENTS)

an artificial pool with currents of water flowing through it:

Some health clubs have whirlpools and steam rooms.

(Definition of “whirlpool” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)