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headwater

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noun head·wa·ter \-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of headwater

  1. :  the source of a stream —usually used in plural



Examples of headwater in a sentence

  1. <the first exploration of the Missouri River from its mouth to its headwaters was made by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in the early 1800s>



1787

First Known Use of headwater

1787


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