watercourse

noun wa·ter·course \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌkȯrs , ˈwä- \
Updated on: 22 Apr 2018

Definition of watercourse

1 : a natural or artificial channel through which water flows
2 : a stream of water (such as a river, brook, or underground stream)

Examples of watercourse in a Sentence

  1. Pesticides are sometimes responsible for contamination of watercourses.

  2. the Erie Canal was the first watercourse to connect the Hudson River with the Great Lakes

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First Known Use of watercourse

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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WATERCOURSE Defined for English Language Learners

watercourse

Definition of watercourse for English Language Learners

  • : a river, stream, etc.


WATERCOURSE Defined for Kids

watercourse

noun wa·ter·course \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌkȯrs , ˈwä- \

Definition of watercourse for Students

1 : a channel in which water flows
2 : a stream of water (as a river or brook)


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