A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.
Liquid filth; wash; hog mash.
The movement of a wave going up the beach. This happens in the direction of the prevailing wind and can lead to longshore drift. backwash transportation deposition beach coast Back to Resources Associated words
The rush of water up onto a beach after a wave breaks.
The rush of water up onto the beachfollowing the breaking of a wave. Also known as an uprush.
the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the beach"
Sheet of water that flows up and down the beach foreshore caused by waves breaking and gravity, respetively.
The rush of a breaking wave up the slope of a beach.
The upward surge of water that flows up a beach slope when breakers crash onto the shore.
The intermittent landward flow of water up a beach face driven by the action of breaking waves; the opposite of backwash.
Swash (Backwash), in geography, is the water that washes up on shore after an incoming wave has broken. This action will cause sand and other light particles to be transported up the beach. The direction of the swash varies with the prevailing wind, whereas the backwash is always perpendicular to the coastline.