backwearing

noun

Definition of backwearing

: erosion that causes an escarpment or mountain slope to retreat without changing its declivity

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First Known Use of backwearing

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for backwearing

back entry 3 + wearing

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“Backwearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backwearing. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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