a rapidly rotating mass of water in a river or sea into which objects may be drawn, typically caused by the meeting of conflicting currents.
a turbulent situation from which it is hard to escape:
he was drawing her down into an emotional whirlpool.
(also whirl·pool bath)
a heated pool in which hot, typically aerated water is continuously circulated.
, befool, Boole, boule, boules, boulle, cagoule, cool, drool, fool, ghoul, Joule, mewl, misrule, mule, O'Toole, pool, Poole, pul, pule, Raoul, rule, school, shul, sool, spool, Stamboul, stool, Thule, tomfool, tool, tulle, you'll, yule
•mutule • kilojoule • playschool
•intercool • Blackpool
ampule) • cesspool
•Hartlepool • Liverpool • whirlpool
•curule • cucking-stool • faldstool
•toadstool • footstool • animalcule
•granule • capsule • ridicule • molecule
•minuscule • fascicule • graticule
•vestibule • reticule • globule
•floccule • noctule • opuscule
•pustule • majuscule • virgule
Circular motion of a fluid. Whirlpools in rivers occur in regions where waterfalls or sharp breaks in topographic continuity make steady flow impossible. See also vortex