Definitions for: Riffle

[n] shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
[n] a small wave on the surface of a liquid
[v] shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
[v] twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
[v] stir up (water) so as to form ripples
[v] look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rif"fle, n. [Cf. Riffle a trough.]
A ripple in a stream or current of water; also, a place where
the water ripples, as on a shallow rapid. [Local, U. S.]

The bass have left the cool depth beside the rock and
are on the riffle or just below it. --James A.

Rif"fle, n. [CF. G. riffeln, riefeln, to groove. Cf.
Rifle a gun.] (Mining)
A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across
the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of
gold when auriferous earth is washed; also, one of the
cleats, grooves, or steps in such a trough. Also called

Synonyms: cockle, flick, flick, flip, leaf, riff, ripple, ripple, rippling, ruffle, thumb, undulate, wavelet

See Also: displace, flow, flux, fold, fold up, make, mix, move, moving ridge, peruse, ruffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffling, turn up, wave

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