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watercourse

[waw-ter-kawrs, -kohrs, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
a stream of water, as a river or brook.
2.
the bed of a stream that flows only seasonally.
3.
a natural channel conveying water.
4.
a channel or canal made for the conveyance of water.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; water + course
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Examples from the web for watercourse
  • If the water is silt and sediment free, it may be discharged directly to a watercourse.
  • If a watercourse borders two counties then hearings are held in each county to determine navigability.
  • Whether a watercourse exists must be determined from the applicable facts.
  • It is a manmade watercourse, such as figure largely in the crane catchment.
British Dictionary definitions for watercourse

watercourse

/ˈwɔːtəˌkɔːs/
noun
1.
a stream, river, or canal
2.
the channel, bed, or route along which this flows
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