cross sea

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English[edit]

A cross sea at Île de Ré.

Etymology[edit]

The swells of the waves, when they meet at right angles, form cross shapes.

Noun[edit]

cross sea ‎(plural cross seas)

  1. (nautical) A (dangerous) sea with two wave systems traveling at oblique angles, due to the wind over it shifting direction or the waves of two storm systems meeting.

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