waterhead

[ waw-ter-hed, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌhɛd, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

the source of a river or stream.
a body of water dammed up for irrigation, to supply a garden, etc.

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Origin of waterhead

First recorded in 1560–70; water + head
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