Riffle

Definition of Riffle

Rif´fle   Pronunciation: rĭf´f'l
n.1.(Mining) A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called ripple.
2.A ripple in a stream or current of water; also, a place where the water ripples, as on a shallow rapid.
The bass have left the cool depth beside the rock and are on the riffle or just below it.
- James A. Henshall.

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