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talweg

/ˈtɑːlvɛɡ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of thalweg

thalweg

/ˈtɑːlvɛɡ/
noun (geography, rare)
1.
the longitudinal outline of a riverbed from source to mouth
2.
the line of steepest descent from any point on the land surface
Word Origin
C19: from German, from Thal valley + Weg way, path
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