One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The route which a journey by river follows.
2Specifically. A journey down a fast-flowing river in a small craft (as a raft, rubber dinghy, canoe, etc.), now usually for recreation.
3Usually in form riverrun. The course which a river shapes and follows through the landscape.
Mid 19th century. From river + run.
river run/ˈrɪvə ˌrʌn/
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