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[streem-bed] /ˈstrimˌbɛd/
the channel in which a stream flows or formerly flowed.
Origin of streambed
1855-60; stream + bed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bottom of the pole rests on the streambed, and markings along its length reveal the water's depth.
  • The fossil was found during road construction that revealed an ancient streambed.
  • If there were any hands raised, teach them that stream flow is entirely dependent upon the gradient of the streambed.
  • On benches above the streambed, yellow and pink blooms of prickly pear cactus herald the spring.
  • Cross the streambed and climb the switchbacks on the eucalyptus-covered ridge.
  • After about an hour and a half of walking, the streambed suddenly disappeared.
  • But they were found in the streambed, not by digging.
  • The bottom of the new culverts are five feet below the natural level of the streambed.
  • Total chromium in streambed sediments and total recoverable sodium in water were highly correlated with the fish community.
  • Some insecticides have persisted in streambed sediment and fish tissue, although their use has been banned or restricted.

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