Definition of riverbed
: the channel occupied by a river
Recent Examples of riverbed from the Web
The eight towers that slope outward like welcoming arms and anchor both bridges to the riverbed are largely completed, soaring the height of 40-story buildings over the river’s gunmetal waters.
This stretch of the riverbed is strewn with an unimaginable field of Ice Age-era boulders.
Here the parasitic young attach and drain nutrition from their host before ejecting and settling on the riverbed.
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First Known Use of riverbed
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Definition of riverbed for English Language Learners
: the ground at the bottom of a river
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