Meaning of EDDY in English
n. & v.
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a circular movement of water causing a small whirlpool. 2 a movement of wind, fog, or smoke resembling this.
v.tr. & intr. (-ies, -ied) whirl round in eddies. eddy current Electr. a localized current induced in a conductor by a varying magnetic field.
[ prob. OE ed- again, back, perh. of Scand. orig. ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012