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Definition of "watercourse" []

  • A natural or artificial channel through which water flows. (noun)
  • A stream or river. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "watercourse" in a sentence
  • "This watercourse is the most contaminated in the country, its waters receives industrial waste from the numerous factories along the riverside, especially tanneries."
  • "Each square metre of this totally unremarkable watercourse, is worthy of its own treatise; each unit area deserves its own magnus opus from a fluid dynamicist."
  • "Spanning the watercourse was a beautiful multiarched aqueduct bridge built in the Carthaginian style, but sadly it was horribly broken in the middle."