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riverhead

[riv-er-hed]
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noun
  1. the source or spring of a river.
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Origin of riverhead

First recorded in 1675–85; river1 + head
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for riverhead

Historical Examples

  • The hotel is larger and more pretentious than that at Riverhead.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)

    William Delisle Hay

  • There at the riverhead they made a dam of timber and turf, and dammed in the lake.

    Heimskringla

    Snorri Sturlason

  • There are large cranberry fields near the village of Calverton, immediately W. of Riverhead.

  • She reads the Riverhead paper probably, and a magazine of some sort, appealing to her feminine viewpoint.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton

  • Seemingly everybody called at her home; even George Carver of Riverhead made a special trip to pay his respects.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton