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arroyo a steep ditch carved in a plain or desert by the force of running water. Arroyos are usually dry except after a heavy rainfall.
bluff1 a hill or shore with steep sides.
butte a steep hill or mountain with a flat top that stands alone on flat land.
cable car an enclosed vehicle either on rails or hanging from a cable that is pulled back and forth by a moving cable. A cable car carries people up and down a steep slope or across a chasm.
canyon a deep valley with steep sides.
cascade a steep waterfall or series of small waterfalls. [1/2 definitions]
cliff a high, steep face of rock or earth.
continental shelf the edge of a continent that is below water. Just beyond the continental shelf lies a steep slope leading down to the ocean floor.
fjord a long, narrow ocean inlet that passes between high and rocky banks or steep cliffs.
gentle gradual or mild; not steep or sudden. [1/4 definitions]
Grand Canyon a long, deep valley with steep, rocky walls formed by the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon is in northwestern Arizona.
gulch a rocky valley with steep sides. A gulch sometimes has a stream running through it.
landslide the falling of earth down a steep slope. [1/2 definitions]
mesa a high piece of land with a flat top and steep sides, found in Mexico and the southwest area of the United States.
mountain a land mass with great height and steep sides that is higher than a hill. [1/2 definitions]
pail a container with steep sides and a handle; bucket. [1/2 definitions]
palisade (plural) a long line of steep cliffs, along a river or coastline. [1/2 definitions]
tram1 a vehicle hung from a cable and used for carrying loads up or down steep hills or across chasms; cable car. [1/3 definitions]