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cutbank

[kuht-bangk] /ˈkʌtˌbæŋk/
noun
1.
a nearly vertical cliff produced by erosion of the banks of a stream.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; cut + bank1
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  • The suspended particles are easily observed in the lee of a building, cutbank or snow fence.
  • Avoid disturbing the entire cutbank unless absolutely necessary.
  • On a steep cutbank near the river he found some large river cobbles that couldn't have come there naturally.
  • The above problem is common where there is a cutbank or vegetation on the inside of the curve.
  • In the lower valley segment, cutbank and point bar deposits flank the pronounced valley curve.
  • cutbank failures are common in steep loose soils and along inner gorge sections of the slope.

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