watershed

Part of speech: noun

A ridge from which streams flow in opposite directions.

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Usage examples "watershed":

  1. The Brothers therefore became satisfied of what they had long believed, that they had never been on the Lynd at all, or even on its watershed, and that what they were on was an independent stream. - "The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine", Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine.
  2. After getting into camp I rode out south towards the watershed but found it further off than I anticipated from this camp. - "McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia", John McKinlay.
  3. It must be held back on the watershed of every source stream. - "Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace", George Hebard Maxwell.