b. a stretch of such water
c. a ripple or the ripples of such water
b. any of the bars, slats, etc.
c. any of the grooves or spaces
3. the act or a manner of riffling cards
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈriffled or ˈriffling
4. to form, become, or flow over or through, a riffle
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Word origin of 'riffle'
< ? or akin to Ger riffel,
groove, furrow < EFris, akin to OE rifelung,
wrinkle < IE base *rei-,
to tear > reap