moving ridge

Definitions of moving ridge
  1. noun
    one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    synonyms: wave
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    breaker, breakers, surf
    waves breaking on the shore
    backwash, wake
    the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    swash
    the movement or sound of water
    riffle, ripple, rippling, wavelet
    a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    crestless wave, swell
    the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    lift, rise
    a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
    billow, surge
    a large sea wave
    tidal wave
    a wave resulting from the periodic flow of the tides that is caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and sun
    tidal wave
    an unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
    tsunami
    a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
    roll, roller, rolling wave
    a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    comber
    a long curling sea wave
    white horse, whitecap
    a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
    ground swell, heavy swell
    a broad and deep undulation of the ocean
    type of:
    motion, movement
    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
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