- the source of a river or stream.
- a body of water dammed up for irrigation, to supply a garden, etc.
Origin of waterhead
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Examples from the Web for waterhead
Perhaps all the boats are engaged—and Billy Balmer is at the Waterhead.
The famous road engineer in our day, Macadam, born at Waterhead, was descended from this ancient family.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
The wind is singing a wild tune to-night—cannot be colder on our own heaths—and the waves dash like our Waterhead.Hortus Inclusus
Looking back, Yewdale Crag stands finely over the waterhead; Brantwood is opposite.The Book of Coniston
William Gershom Collingwood
Our old Waterhead Inn, where I was so happy playing in the boats, exists no more.The Life of John Ruskin
W. G. Collingwood