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cutbank

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

Origin of cutbank

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; cut + bank1
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Examples from the Web for cutbank

Historical Examples

  • We took shelter from the hail under a cutbank where the caon widens.

    The Fighting Edge

    William MacLeod Raine

  • After all his winding about in the gully he was not more than a mile from the cutbank.

    Dennison Grant

    Robert Stead

  • At the time the people moved up here on Cutbank, he had been married but a short time.

  • On the morning that they approached the camp here on Cutbank, Falling Bear had partly recovered the use of one eye.

  • It was decided that this should be done, and one morning more than forty young males started for Cutbank River.