An eddy or vortex of water; a place in a body of water where the water moves round in a circle so as to produce a depression or cavity in the center, into which floating objects may be drawn; any body of water having a more or less circular motion caused by its flowing in an irregular channel, by the coming together of opposing currents, or the like.
A sea monster of the whale kind.
whirlpool in French is tourbillon
whirlpool in German is Strudel
whirlpool in Italian is vortice
whirlpool in Spanish is torbellino, remolino