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water parting

  1. a watershed or divide.
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Origin of water parting

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for water parting

Historical Examples

  • To the right is the water-parting chain of the Himalayas which we had seen from Tradum.

    Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Sven Hedin

  • Our track led along the water-parting between the Ituri and Ihuru rivers.

  • The delimitation is thus a quite natural and scientific one, coinciding pretty closely to the water-parting of the two countries.

    In the Border Country

    W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett

  • The zigzag line described is not a range of mountains, but a water-parting, which is quite another matter.

  • The water-parting was adopted as the boundary under the arbitration of King Edward of Britain.

British Dictionary definitions for water parting

water parting

  1. another term (esp US) for watershed (def. 1)
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