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  • n. A large quanity of water on a ship's deck as a result of massive waves during a large storm. Often damaging equipment and global ship response.

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Examples

  • Shallows appeared mysteriously right in the centre of what had seemed to be the main stream; over these the clear green water ran faster and faster and shallower and shallower until the bottom of the boat was grating on the pebbles.

    Flying Colours

  • As the light cruiser’s bow plunged into the rising sea, green water swept the foredeck, and spray whipped over the bridge.

    Castles of Steel

  • “We have a sea like the Mediterranean,” he tells Skelton, “and estuaries beautiful as Loch Fyne, the green water washing our garden wall, and boats and mackerel.”

    The Life of Froude

  • Another big fish with humpy sort of fins sticking up, and horror, in the green water a big red mouth wide open.

    Kangaroo

  • I stare into the thin-blue sky, water rippling around my eyes, green water with yellow sand underneath, which changes to gray pebbles as I turn my head, and then to brown cliffs and then back to thin-blue sky.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • The Marie Galante put her nose into a wave, refusing to rise to it; green water came over the starboard bow and poured aft along the deck before a sullen wallow on the part of the brig sent it into the scuppers.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

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