headwater

noun head·wa·ter \ ˈhed-ˌwȯ-tər , -ˌwä- \
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of headwater

: 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

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1612

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