Etymology: water + shed, calque of German Wasserscheide, from German Wasser, water, from Proto-Germanic
- 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.
- The topographical boundary dividing two adjacent catchment basins.
- A critical point marking a change in course or development.
- (Canada, UK) The time after which material of more adult nature (violence, swear words, sex) may be broadcast on television or radio.
- watar, from Proto-Indo-European
- 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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