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noun 
  1. A region of land within which water flows down into a specified body, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean; a drainage basin or catchment basin.
  2. The topographical boundary dividing two adjacent catchment basins.
  3. A critical point marking a change in course or development.
  4. (Canada, UK) The time after which material of more adult nature (violence, swear words, sex) may be broadcast on television or radio.
Etymology: water + shed, calque of German Wasserscheide, from German Wasser, water, from Proto-Germanic
  • watar, from Proto-Indo-European
  • wodor/
  • wedor/
  • uder-, from Proto-Indo-European root
  • wed-, + German Scheide divide, from Proto-Germanic
  • skaithanan, from
  • skaith divide, split, from Proto-Indo-European base
  • skei-, to cut, to split



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