graben

noun
gra·​ben | \ ˈgrä-bən How to pronounce graben (audio) \

Definition of graben

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

First Known Use of graben

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for graben

German, ditch, from Old High German grabo, from graban to dig — more at grave entry 5

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“Graben.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graben. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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