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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 whirl·pool /ˈhwɝ(ə)lˌpul, ˈwɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 whirl·pool /ˈhwɝ(ə)lˌpul, ˈwɝ(ə)l-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whirl·pool n.
 1. 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.
 2. A sea monster of the whale kind.  [Obs.]
    The Indian Sea breedeth the most and the biggest fishes that are; among which the whales and whirlpools, called =\“balaenae,” take up in length as much as four . . . arpents of land.\=   --Holland.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting
          of conflicting tides) [syn: vortex, maelstrom]
      v : flow in a circular current, of liquids [syn: eddy, purl,
           swirl, whirl]