head·​stream ˈhed-ˌstrēm How to pronounce headstream (audio)
: a stream that is the source of a river

Examples of headstream in a Sentence

the headstreams of the Ganges River arise in the Himalayas

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of headstream was in the 14th century

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“Headstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headstream. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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