Thalweg meaning

tälvĕg
The line defining the lowest points along the length of a river bed or valley.
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A subterranean stream.
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The line defining the lowest points along the length of a river bed or valley, whether underwater or not.
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A subterranean stream following a course similar to that of an overlying surficial stream.
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(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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Origin of thalweg

  • German Talweg, Thalweg Tal, Thal valley (from Middle High German tal) (from Old High German) Weg way (from Middle High German wec, weg) (from Old High German weg wegh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From 19th century German Thal (“valley") + Weg (“way, course")

    From Wiktionary