riv·er·bank | \ˈri-vər-ˌbaŋk \

Definition of riverbank 

: the bank of a river

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Men gathered at the riverbank, throwing rocks and firing guns at the Pinkerton agents trying to get ashore in boats. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 Another area cordoned off was Queen Elizabeth Gardens, a lush park along the Avon riverbank that is, on most summer evenings, crowded with children and adults. New York Times, "English City, Stunned, Tries to Make Sense of New Poisonings," 5 July 2018 The riverbanks are scarred with concrete and wooden and metal retaining walls. Patrick M. O'connell, chicagotribune.com, "A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? It might be closer than you think," 22 June 2018 Swelling riverbanks, tornadoes and localized flooding are possible. CBS News, "Florida gov. declares state of emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto," 26 May 2018 The Waterfront Blues Festival--the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi River — draws crowds on the riverbank in Waterfront Park. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Where should you travel in July? Here are some ideas.," 2 July 2018 Thus the Free Republic of Liberland was born, on 2.7 square miles (7 square km) of riverbank between Croatia and Serbia. The Economist, "Not all borders make sense. But changing them is dangerous," 12 July 2018 The hospital is not far from a riverbank that was wiped out by the flooding. New York Times, "‘Battle Against Time’: Japan Floods Leave Dozens Seeking Rescue," 8 July 2018 My dad stands on the riverbank and prepares us to launch. Heather Radke, Longreads, "A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father," 16 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of riverbank

: the ground at the edge of a river

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