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  • noun A strong seaward current, a riptide or undertow, especially as results when a sandbar formed by waves suddenly gives way, and which is dangerous to swimmers.
  • noun The (flowing) channel which results when a cut is deliberately made by humans in a barrier beach which separates a bay from an ocean, so as to control the water level in the bay (which affects water mills) and its salinity (which affects shellfish).

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  • noun the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore

Etymologies

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From Quiripi (Unquachog) seépus ("river"), cognate to Abenaki sibo ("river"), sibos ("brook, little river").

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