riv·​er·​bank | \ ˈri-vər-ˌbaŋk How to pronounce riverbank (audio) \

Definition of riverbank

: the bank of a river

Examples of riverbank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The children were abandoned on the riverbank, Skero said. Geneva Sands, CNN, "Video captures Border Patrol rescue of two migrant children in Rio Grande," 20 Apr. 2021 In March, a pregnant woman went into labor on the riverbank and lost her baby. Anchorage Daily News, "The things migrants carried — and dropped — as they crossed the border," 11 Apr. 2021 On some occasions, two beavers appeared together, clambering on the riverbank. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, "'It's so cool to see': Building dams by night, beavers resurface along Arizona's San Pedro River," 9 Apr. 2021 The research station, located right on the riverbank, was established by the American conservation biologist Mark Leighton in 1984. Wudan Yan, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic Is Undoing Field Researchers’ Oldest Assumption," 7 Apr. 2021 On the altar of Ara Pacis Augustae, the emperor's handsome family, so exquisitely carved in stone relief, seems to have gathered on the riverbank just for you. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Joy of Seeing Rome Anew," 22 Mar. 2021 The dyeing of the river was conducted as a surprise to avoid people gathering around the riverbank to watch. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Chicago Mayor Surprises Residents With Green River for St. Patrick’s Day," 15 Mar. 2021 Fire crews, responding to a call from a bystander, arrived at the riverbank near West River Parkway and E. 26th Street about 12:30 p.m. and found the woman stuck on a shelf of ice, according to a Fire Department statement. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis Fire Department rescues woman trapped on Mississippi River ice after following dog," 30 Jan. 2021 Years of pollution have devastated the river, depleting fish populations and straining riverbank communities. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: FIFA guarantees maternity leave, and more," 15 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of riverbank

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of riverbank was circa 1522

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23 Apr 2021

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“Riverbank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverbank. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of riverbank

: the ground at the edge of a river

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