the channel in which a stream flows or formerly flowed.

Nearby words

  1. streaky,
  2. stream,
  3. stream capture,
  4. stream of consciousness,
  5. stream-of-consciousness,
  6. streamer,
  7. streamer fly,
  8. streamflow,
  9. streaming,
  10. streaming movement

Origin of streambed

First recorded in 1855–60; stream + bed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for streambed

  • Morning dawned gloomily; there was a light mist hanging over the streambed, and much of the sky was turgid with clouds.

    Attrition|Jim Wannamaker