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 An argument can be made that for the Indigenous groups who were not directly dependent on riverbank living, the gathering was in the long term a success. New York Times, 16 Mar. 2022 Barnes said the work could take weeks as engineering must be performed before the riverbank can be stabilized. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 4 Mar. 2022 Not so with McGrath’s debut effort, which gives readers an indelible American character, a mashup of Huck Finn, Christopher McCandless, and Forrest Gump who thrives in a riverbank subculture far removed from politics and Twitter. Elizabeth Hightower Allen, Outside Online, 8 Apr. 2022 According to longtime Post colleague Gerald Martineau, Mr. Lustig sprained an ankle while leaping over a barrier to photograph the rescue operation from the riverbank. Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2022 Vitaly, struggling to manage two backpacks and a large cardboard box, climbed up from the riverbank to the road above, barely able to speak from the exertion. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 More than 840 people died, many of them trapped inside the vessel as water poured in when the ship tipped over only a few feet from the riverbank. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Vigil ushers me through the acreage, pointing out a robin’s egg blue fender that’s jutting from the riverbank where it had once been fortified with hunks of metal. Alicia Inez Guzmán, Rolling Stone, 30 Nov. 2021 The clip begins with a person punching a tree on a riverbank. Arkansas Online, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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5 May 2022

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“Riverbank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riverbank. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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