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 In one battle, Bakke wanted to put larger gravel on the streambed so water could move more easily into the hyporheic. Erica Gies, Scientific American, 16 Mar. 2022 Use a slab of stone to span a dry streambed or prop it up on rocks for a welcoming bench. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 Its streambed is lined with willows and brush and is nearly impossible to fish. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2021 Excavation uncovered the four remaining victims, lying together in a rocky streambed under at least ten feet of snow. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Excavation uncovered the four remaining victims, lying together in a rocky streambed under at least ten feet of snow. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 More than 200 Doug fir logs will be placed along about a mile of streambed. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 Besides, the injuries to the three victims found in the streambed were totally incapacitating. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 But in March 2012, a breakthrough came when a hiker venturing near the highway where her personal items had been found came upon her remains in a gulch -- a dry streambed -- amid rocks, weeds and brush. Marlene Lenthang, ABC News, 21 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of streambed

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Streambed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streambed. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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