cuesta

noun
cues·ta | \ˈkwe-stə \

Definition of cuesta 

: a hill or ridge with a steep face on one side and a gentle slope on the other

First Known Use of cuesta

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuesta

Spanish, from Latin costa side, rib — more at coast

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