graben

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noun gra·ben \ˈgrä-bən\

Definition of graben

  1. :  a depressed segment of the crust of the earth or a celestial body (as the moon) bounded on at least two sides by faults

Origin and Etymology of graben

German, ditch, from Old High German grabo, from graban to dig — more at grave


First Known Use: 1896


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