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head wall

noun
1.
a cliff or steep slope rising at one end of a glaciated valley.
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  • The head wall of Huntington Ravine isnt a bad little climb, he said, though one of the side walls is better.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Just to the left, only a mile away, Tom, is the top of the Iceberg Lake head wall.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • You were takin chances on the Swift Current head wall, the Ranger said.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • It measures more than a mile and a half in diameter, while its head wall towers a sheer 3,600 feet.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • They were thought to have worn back the head wall little by little, even as a waterfall causes the cliff under it to recede.

    Mount Rainier Various

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