Definition of steep–to

  1. :  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 Indies found steep-to banks inside against which the ships would have to lie — S. E. Morison

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Origin and Etymology of steep–to

1steep + to, adverb

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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