What does the word billow mean?

Usage examples for billow

  1. The yawl sank into the trough itself, and rose on the succeeding billow. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Out from the fallen mass rushed a billow which gushed across the channel, thrashed against the high bank, then inundated it until the alder thickets on its crest whipped their tips madly. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  3. At that the chest heaved upon the floor like a sea- billow, and the house span about him like a wreath of smoke, for he saw he was lost now, and there was no escape. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang