What is another word for Overfall?

Pronunciation: [ˌə͡ʊvəfˈɔːl] (IPA)

Overfall is a term that refers to a sudden drop in a natural body of water, such as a river or a waterfall. Some synonyms for overfall include cataract, cascade, waterfall, and torrent. Cataract is a term that refers to a large, steep waterfall, while cascade is a term that refers to a small, gentle waterfall. Waterfall is a more general term that refers to any type of sudden drop in a body of water. Finally, torrent is a term that refers to a rapid or heavy flow of water, often associated with a waterfall or other overfall. Each of these synonyms can be used to describe the sudden movement of water in different ways, depending on the context of the situation.

Usage examples for Overfall

About a coss lower down is an Overfall where the water is not above three feet deep, but a mile in breadth, by which camels usually pass.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII."
Robert Kerr
I think there is not in the world so strange an Overfall, nor so wonderful to behold.
"The Discovery of Guiana"
Sir Walter Raleigh
On September 18 they put into the excellent port of the island of Gomera, 'the best,' he says, 'in all the Canaries, the town and castle standing on the very breach of the sea, but the billows do so tumble and Overfall that it is impossible to land upon any part of the strand but by swimming, saving in a cove under steep rocks, where they can pass towards the town but one after the other.
Edmund Gosse

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