thalweg

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From 19th century German Thal (valley) + Weg (way, course)

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thalweg (plural thalwege or thalwegs)

  1. (geology, geography) The line that connects the lowest points in a valley or river channel, and thus the line of fastest flow along a river’s course.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ‖thalweg” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572
  • 2004, Susan Mayhew, A Dictionary of Geography, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198606737