Define the meaning of the English word riverbed below. Riverbed is a noun. Also define these 3 related words and terms: hydrology, bottom, and riverbank.
riverbed (plural riverbeds)
- (hydrology) The path where a river runs, or where a river once ran; the bottom earthen part of a river, not including the riverbanks.
- 2021 September 8, “Network News: West Coast Main Line viaducts reinforced by underwater concrete”, in RAIL, number 939, page 10:
- Detailed laser surveys carried out by Network Rail revealed that fast-flowing water on the River Eden has caused parts of the riverbed to wash away, posing a risk to the viaduct foundations.
Riverbank definitionA sloped side of a river acting as a barrier between the water and level ground to either side.