Definition of Clinch river
1. Noun. A river that rises in southwestern Virginia and flows generally southwestward across eastern Tennessee to the Tennessee River.
Generic synonyms: River
Lexicographical Neighbors of Clinch River
Literary usage of Clinch river
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"clinch river Valley. In the valley of clinch river the "Rockwood" formation occurs in two areas known as the Lone Mountains; one northwest of Maynard- ville ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"One gravel deposit was found on the line between Russell and Scott within a mile of clinch river and at 640 feet above that river at Osborn's ford, ..."
3. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1846)
"... thence up the middle of the Tennessee river, (but leaving all the islands to the Cherokees,) to the mouth of clinch river; thence up the clinch river to ..."
4. Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 by Francis Baily, John Frederick William Herschel, Augustus De Morgan (1856)
"Soon after I left them, and at six reached the town of Knoxville, which is forty miles from clinch river. ..."
5. The Virginia Tourist: Sketches of the Springs and Mountains of Virginia by Edward Alfred Pollard (1870)
"Clinch Mountain, which derives its name from clinch river, which heads here, extends through the entire length of the county ; the Cumberland Moun- ..."