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.