incised meander


Definition of incised meander

: the curve of a winding river with steep slopes on both sides rising to a former floodplain and usually interpreted as due to rejuvenation of a meandering stream but probably also formed by a combination of vertical and lateral erosion in a single cycle of valley development — compare entrenched meander

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“Incised meander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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