headwater


headwater
the upper reach of a tributary in a drainage basin

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Headwater — Head wa ter ( w[=a] ), n. The source and upper part of a stream; commonly used in the plural; as, the headwaters of the Missouri. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headwater — ► NOUN ▪ a tributary stream of a river close to or forming part of its source …   English terms dictionary

  • headwater — noun Date: 1787 the source of a stream usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • headwater — head·wa·ter (hĕdʹwô tər, wŏt ər) n. The water from which a river rises; a source. Often used in the plural. * * * …   Universalium

  • headwater — noun The source (and the initial part) of a stream …   Wiktionary

  • headwater — Synonyms and related words: font, fount, fountain, fountainhead, head, headspring, headstream, headwaters, mainspring, mine, quarry, riverhead, source, spring, springhead, well, wellhead, wellspring …   Moby Thesaurus

  • headwater — noun a tributary stream of a river close to or forming part of its source …   English new terms dictionary

  • headwater — See head of stream; head of water …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • headwater — n. (in sing. or pl.) streams flowing from the sources of a river …   Useful english dictionary

  • Headwater (band) — Headwater is a band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Forming in North Vancouver in with musicians Chris Olson, Jonas Shandel and Matt Bryant, Olson left the group early on due to artistic differences to begin a solo… …   Wikipedia


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