- a stream or rush of fresh water flowing into the sea
- a sudden overflowing of a stream because of melting snow or heavy rain
Origin of freshetsee fresh and -et
- A sudden overflow of a stream resulting from a heavy rain or a thaw.
- A stream of fresh water that empties into a body of salt water.
From Old French freschete, a diminutive of fres (“fresh”) via its feminine form fresche.