Fresh"et (?), n. [OE. fresche flood + -et. See Fresh, a.]

1.

A stream of fresh water.

[Obs.]

Milton.

2.

A flood or overflowing of a stream caused by heavy rains or melted snow; a sudden inundation.

Cracked the sky, as ice in rivers When the freshet is at highest. Longfellow.

 

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