Fresh-water Fresh"-wa`ter, a. 1. Of, pertaining to, or living in, water which is not salty; as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh-water fish; fresh-water mussels. [1913 Webster]

2. Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor. [1913 Webster]

3. Unskilled; raw. [Colloq.] ``Fresh-water soldiers.'' --Knolles.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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