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[riv-er-bangk] /ˈrɪv ərˌbæŋk/
the slopes bordering a river.
Origin of riverbank
1555-65; river1 + bank1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mountain bike and horseback riding trails routed along the riverbank offer rugged terrain leading into dense forests.
  • Stay as close to the riverbank as possible while floating.
  • The motel is right on the riverbank and has outdoor decks overlooking the river.
  • Trails take you through the forest and along a riverbank.
  • Following the riverbank underground, the team was forced to cross several times when the bank vanished.
  • We followed their prints out to the riverbank and finally located our guys, alive and well.
  • The ideal riverbank is crumbly enough for the birds to excavate a nesting burrow with their beaks.
  • Nutria may inhabit a riverbank or lakeshore, or dwell in the midst of wetlands.
  • He's on his belly, drifting downstream past a half dozen kayakers who sit along the riverbank and watch as he goes by.
  • Golden breastplates, pendants, and other finery began tumbling out of tombs and cascading down the riverbank.

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