cutbank

[kuht-bangk]
noun
a nearly vertical cliff produced by erosion of the banks of a stream.

Origin:
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.
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