scour channel


scour channel
   A large, groove-like erosional feature in a stream bed swept (scoured) by running water, generally leaving a gravel bottom.
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  • scour — Ⅰ. scour [1] ► VERB 1) clean or brighten by vigorous rubbing with an abrasive or detergent. 2) (of running water) erode (a channel or pool). ► NOUN 1) the action of scouring or the state of being scoured. 2) (also scours) diarrh …   English terms dictionary

  • scour — scour1 [skour] vt. [ME scouren < MDu scuren < ? OFr escurer < VL * excurare, to take great care of < L ex , intens. + curare, to take care of < cura, care] 1. to clean or polish by vigorous rubbing, as with abrasives, soap and… …   English World dictionary

  • scour|way — «SKOWR WAY», noun. a channel eroded by a stream, especially by a former glacial stream …   Useful english dictionary

  • scour — scour1 /skoweur, skow euhr/, v.t. 1. to remove dirt, grease, etc., from or to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough or abrasive material: to scour pots and pans. 2. to remove (dirt, grease, etc.) from something by hard rubbing: to… …   Universalium

  • scour — I [[t]skaʊər, ˈskaʊ ər[/t]] v. 1) to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with an abrasive material 2) to remove (dirt, grease, etc.) from something by hard rubbing 3) civ to clear or dig out (a channel, drain, etc.), as by the force of water 4) …   From formal English to slang

  • scour — scour1 verb 1》 clean or brighten by vigorous rubbing, typically with an abrasive or detergent.     ↘remove (dirt or unwanted matter) by rubbing in such a way. 2》 (of running water) erode (a channel or pool). 3》 (of livestock) suffer from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scour — I. /ˈskaʊə / (say skowuh) verb (t) 1. to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing: to scour pots and pans. 2. to remove (dirt, grease, etc.) from something by hard rubbing. 3. to clear out (a channel, drain, etc.). 4. to purge thoroughly, as an animal.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scour — 1. v. & n. v.tr. 1 a cleanse or brighten by rubbing, esp. with soap, chemicals, sand, etc. b (usu. foll. by away, off, etc.) clear (rust, stains, reputation, etc.) by rubbing, hard work, etc. (scoured the slur from his name). 2 (of water, or a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scour and fill —    [ geomorphology ]    A process of alternate excavation and refilling of a channel, as by a stream or the tides; especially such a process occurring in time of flood, when the discharge and velocity of an aggrading stream are suddenly increased …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Port Phillip Channel Deepening Project — The Port Phillip Channel Deepening Project (CDP) began on 8 February 2008 to deepen the shipping channels leading to Melbourne, Australia, in Port Phillip to 14 metres (46 ft) draught allow greater access for container ships. An estimated… …   Wikipedia