[ tahl-veg, -veyk ]
/ ˈtɑl vɛg, -veɪk /
a line, as drawn on a map, connecting the lowest points of a valley.
Chiefly International Law. the middle of the main navigable channel of a waterway that serves as a boundary line between states.
CAN YOU FEEL THE WEAL WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ?
Did you collect all of last week’s words, but eftsoons forget what they mean? Don’t worry, we’re here to jog your memory. See how many words from the week of May 18 to 24 you can get right!
Question 1 of 7
Words nearby thalweg
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for thalweg
The thalweg has been frequently confirmed as the accepted boundary where no conventions to the contrary existed.International Law|George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
British Dictionary definitions for thalweg
/ (ˈtɑːlvɛɡ) /
noun geography rare
the longitudinal outline of a riverbed from source to mouth
the line of steepest descent from any point on the land surface
Word Origin for thalweg
C19: from German, from Thal valley + Weg way, path
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for thalweg
[ täl′vĕg′ ]
The line defining the lowest points along the length of a river bed or valley, whether underwater or not.
A subterranean stream following a course similar to that of an overlying surficial stream.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.