distributary

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dis·trib·u·tar·y

 (dĭ-strĭb′yə-tĕr′ē)
n. pl. dis·trib·u·tar·ies
A branch of a river that flows away from the main stream.

distributary

(dɪˈstrɪbjʊtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -taries
(Physical Geography) one of several outlet streams draining a river, esp on a delta

dis•trib•u•tar•y

(dɪˈstrɪb yʊˌtɛr i)

n., pl. -tar•ies.
an outflowing branch of a stream or river, typically found in a delta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distributary - a branch of a river that flows away from the main stream and does not rejoin it
branch - a stream or river connected to a larger one
confluent, tributary, affluent, feeder - a branch that flows into the main stream
Translations

distributary

n (Geog) → Nebenarm m, → Flussarm meines Deltas
adjVerteiler-; distributary networkVerteilernetz nt