Definition of river digging in English:

river digging

noun

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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

river digging

/ˈrɪvə ˌdɪɡɪŋ/