noun. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current.
- tide rip
noun. a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore.
- rip current
- good weather
- high tide
- low tide
- flood tide
Example sentences of the word riptide
1. Noun, singular or mass
A riptide can churn up algae, sand and debris from the sea floor as the water is being funneled back out to sea.