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box canyon

a canyon with steep side walls terminating headwards in a vertical cliff.
Origin of box canyon
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They simply built a gate on the open side of the box canyon, and closed it when the animals were inside.
  • The five cliffs on either side of this box canyon provide popular rock climbing for even highly skilled technical climbers.
  • The property's box canyon is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and native plants, some of them rare and endangered.
  • The corral was situated at the head of a box canyon and supported by juniper posts.
  • Ice box canyon requires some tricky rock scrambling.
British Dictionary definitions for box canyon

box canyon

(Western US) a canyon with vertical or almost vertical walls
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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