streambed

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

Definition of streambed

: the channel occupied or formerly occupied by a stream

Examples of streambed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black cardamom, known as thao qua, grows along streambeds in high-elevation forests, under the canopy of tall trees. National Geographic, "This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream," 18 Jan. 2020 Info: To get to Echo Cliffs (bit.ly/echocliffsclimb) from Yerba Buena Road, take the Mishe Mokwa Trail and follow the streambed to the climbing areas. Brian E. Clark, Los Angeles Times, "Ready to go beyond your climbing gym? Meet Southern California’s rock stars," 12 Oct. 2019 Pink eggs dot the streambed, like pearls from a broken necklace. Warren Cornwall, Science | AAAS, "How a salmon scientist got hooked into a battle over the world’s largest gold mine," 26 Sep. 2019 Removing the dams would allow the salmon to lay eggs on miles of streambeds. Julia Duin, Washington Post, "Baby orcas, new law provide small hope for future of nearly extinct mammals," 26 Aug. 2019 In the streambed, note the sycamore and willow trees, interrupted by the occasional incongruous fan palm. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. Walks: Limekiln Canyon Park is an unexpected, shady oasis," 9 Aug. 2019 Check out the Griswold Creek project: Join GPD’s natural resource management team for a behind the scenes tour of a streambed restoration project 1-3 p.m. July 20 at B. Benner Metzenbaum Park in Chester Township. Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, "What is all this talk about Ted: Valley Views," 5 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of streambed

1857, in the meaning defined above

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3 Feb 2020

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“Streambed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streambed. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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