Definition of rapids noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈræpɪdz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræpɪdz//
[plural] Rivers and lakes
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part of a river where the water flows very fast, usually over rocks to shoot the rapids (= to travel quickly over them in a boat) See related entries: Rivers and lakes
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rapids