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streambed

[streem-bed] /ˈstrimˌbɛd/
noun
1.
the channel in which a stream flows or formerly flowed.
Origin of streambed
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; stream + bed
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  • Morning dawned gloomily; there was a light mist hanging over the streambed, and much of the sky was turgid with clouds.

    Attrition Jim Wannamaker

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