headwaters

[ hed-waw-terz, -wot-erz ]
/ ˈhɛdˌwɔ tərz, -ˌwɒt ərz /
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plural noun

Sometimes headwater. the upper tributaries of a river.

Nearby words

  1. headstrongly,
  2. headwaiter,
  3. headwall,
  4. headward,
  5. headwards,
  6. headway,
  7. headwear,
  8. headwind,
  9. headword,
  10. headwork

Origin of headwaters

1525–35; head + waters, plural of water

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British Dictionary definitions for headwaters

headwaters

/ (ˈhɛdˌwɔːtəz) /

pl n

the tributary streams of a river in the area in which it rises; headstreams
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Word Origin and History for headwaters

headwaters

n.

1530s; see head (n.) + water (n.).

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