stream·​bed | \ ˈstrēm-ˌbed How to pronounce streambed (audio) \

Definition of streambed

: the channel occupied or formerly occupied by a stream

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Georgia Avenue’s busy traffic thrummed at one end of the park while, at the other, birds flitted in the trees along a streambed. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Montgomery County, Md., has 421 parks. This guy wants to visit every one.," 25 Apr. 2018 McLean says to find a depression in the topography with no vegetation, such as a roadway with a ditch or a streambed. Jonathan Olivier, Outside Online, "How to Escape a Wildfire When You're Hiking," 26 June 2018 Foraker and her classmates searched the cave's streambed, but the ring was never recovered. Fox News, "Missouri high school ring returned after almost 60 years," 10 May 2018 Villages are bounded by a major thoroughfare or a streambed or an open space; Bear Branch separates two villages, Spring Creek separates villages. Jeff S. Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Villager Q&A: Robert Heineman, vice president of planning, The Woodlands Development Co.," 7 Apr. 2018 Plans call for a 10,000-foot-square building with an aquarium mimicking an Alameda Creek streambed, displays on natural and cultural history, inactive exhibits, and a science lab with space for two classes of schoolchildren. Denis Cuff, The Mercury News, "Sunol: $20 million project near water temple is on hold," 25 Mar. 2017 At the bottoms of several pages are short explanations of such things as how salmon spawn, how frogs found the creek and how small rocks protect the soil under the streambed. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "A BWCA adventure is among the many spring literary offerings for youths," 5 Mar. 2017 The trail meanders, rising out of the streambed to skirt some boulders, then dropping back down onto the small gravel. Bruce Whiting, idahostatesman, "With snow in the mountains, southeastern Oregon’s Leslie Gulch beckons," 17 Apr. 2017 The old roads, some of which were first cleared by now-extinct eastern woods buffalo, snake around hillsides, along streambeds and across century-old covered bridges. Stephen Heyman, New York Times, "Travel Dispatch Newsletter," 27 July 2016

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First Known Use of streambed

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of streambed was in 1857

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