EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAPIDS
There was no time to examine the rapids before we shot them.
The rapids continued the characteristic of the river and were terrific.
There are, however, in this distance but two rapids necessitating portages.
At the foot of “The Rapids” the effect of the spring tides is barely perceptible.
The first rapids in the Red River are said to be eight miles above its mouth.
In such circumstance you will hear what the voyageurs call the voices of the rapids.
Down to him from the bridge through the rapids has safely passed.
They were just above some rapids, where the current was very swift and strong.
We took the rapids broadside on, but the scow was light and very strong.
For there, about two hundred yards away, were the dreaded Whitehorse Rapids.
1765, from French rapides (see rapid); applied by French voyagers to rough, swift-flowing reaches in North American rivers.