Definition for RIP'PLE

RIP'PLE, v.i. [In Dan. ripper is to stir or agitate; In G. riffe is a hatchel; and riffeln, to hatchel; in Sax gerifled is wrinkled. Ripple is probably allied to rip.]

To fret on the surface; as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom, appears rough and broken, or as if ripped or torn.

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