downslope

adjective or adverb

down·​slope ˈdau̇n-ˌslōp How to pronounce downslope (audio)
: toward the bottom of a slope

Examples of downslope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As devastating fires sweep through parts of the region, the National Weather Service forecast an extreme Santa Ana event, with the dry, downslope flame-spreading winds expected to gust up to 80 miles an hour over the next 18 to 24 hours. Jenny Vrentas, SI.com, 12 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of downslope was in 1853

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“Downslope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downslope. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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