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.