- a watershed or divide.
Origin of water parting
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for water parting
To the right is the water-parting chain of the Himalayas which we had seen from Tradum.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)
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.Fragments of Earth Lore
The water-parting was adopted as the boundary under the arbitration of King Edward of Britain.Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1
Charles Reginald Enock
- another term (esp US) for watershed (def. 1)