1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water which is not salty; as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh-water fish; fresh-water mussels.
2. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor.
3. Unskilled; raw. [Colloq.] “Fresh-water soldiers.”
adj : relating to or living in or consisting of water that is not
salty; "freshwater fish"; "freshwater lakes"