Definition of river digging in English:

river digging


US historical
  • 1The action of prospecting for gold or diamonds near a river or stream, or in a riverbed.

  • 2In plural A gold or diamond digging situated in such a place.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in New York Journal of Commerce. From river + digging.


river digging

/ˈrɪvə ˌdɪɡɪŋ/