steep-to

adjective

Definition of steep-to

: precipitous especially : sloping almost perpendicularly downward used especially of a shore or shoal the north side of the cape is steep-toU.S. Coast Pilot: West Indiesfound steep-to banks inside against which the ships would have to lie — S. E. Morison

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steep entry 1 + to, adverb

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“Steep-to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steep-to. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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