headward

adjective

(of river erosion) cutting backwards or upstream above the original source, which recedes

adverb

a variant of headwards

Nearby words

  1. headstream,
  2. headstrong,
  3. headstrongly,
  4. headwaiter,
  5. headwall,
  6. headwards,
  7. headwaters,
  8. headway,
  9. headwear,
  10. headwind

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