hillslope

noun

hill·​slope ˈhil-ˌslōp How to pronounce hillslope (audio)

Examples of hillslope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is the hillslope stable behind the place? Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 31 Aug. 2016 In 2014, water flowed into the tunnel from a nearby hillslope, and frozen puddles collected inside. Madeline Ostrander, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 May 2020 For example, planting crops across, rather than down, a hillslope can interrupt the flow of water and stop it from picking up and removing soil. Dan Evans, Quartz, 29 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hillslope was in 1829

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“Hillslope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillslope. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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