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couloir

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noun cou·loir \kül-ˈwär\

Definition of couloir

  1. :  a steep mountainside gorge



Examples of couloir

  1. <at one point the steep, ice-encrusted walls of the couloir are no more than 50 feet apart>



Origin of couloir

French, literally, passage, from couler


First Known Use: 1822


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