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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A strong, narrow surface current that flows rapidly away from the shore, returning the water carried landward by waves.

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  • noun A strong flow of surface water, away from the shore, that returns water from incoming waves.

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  • noun a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore

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