downriver

adverb or adjective down·riv·er \ ˈdau̇n-ˈri-vər \
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of downriver

: toward or at a point nearer the mouth of a river

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First Known Use of downriver

1760

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  • : in the direction in which a river flows


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