the rapids of a river between the steep, rocky walls of a narrow canyon
Origin of dallesFrench dalle, water trough, conduit, ultimately ; from Old Norse dæla, drain gutter (on a ship's deck); akin to dalr: see dale
The rapids of a river that runs between the steep precipices of a gorge or narrow valley.
Origin of dallesFrench, pl. of dalle, gutter, from Old French, from Old Norse dæla.
- (plural only) The rapids in a deep, narrow stream confined between the rock walls of a canyon or gorge.
- (plural only) A steep-sided part of a stream channel, near the dalles proper, marked by clefts, ravines, or gorges.
From the French dalle.