Meaning of EDDY in English

EDDY

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.

Phrases and idioms:

eddy current Electr. a localized current induced in a conductor by a varying magnetic field.

Etymology: prob. OE ed- again, back, perh. of Scand. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.