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

Word History


steep entry 1 + to, adverb

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“Steep-to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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