Water course
Water course Wa"ter course` 1. A stream of water; a river or brook. --Isa. xliv. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. A natural channel for water; also, a canal for the conveyance of water, especially in draining lands. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) A running stream of water having a bed and banks; the easement one may have in the flowing of such a stream in its accustomed course. A water course may be sometimes dry. --Angell. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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