wash noun definition in Travelling by boat or ship topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

wash

 noun: Travelling by boat or ship topic
the wash [singular] an area of water that has waves and is moving a lot, especially after a boat has moved through it; the sound made by this The dinghy was rocked by the wash of a passing ferry. They listened to the wash of waves on the beach. Seagulls hovered above the wash of the trawler.

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