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[kuht-bangk] /ˈkʌtˌbæŋk/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We took shelter from the hail under a cutbank where the caon widens.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • It was decided that this should be done, and one morning more than forty young males started for cutbank River.

  • It was the Pu-nak-ik-si, or cutbank River, so named on account of the rock walls on both sides of the lower part of its valley.

    Rising Wolf the White Blackfoot James Willard Schultz
  • On the morning that they approached the camp here on cutbank, Falling Bear had partly recovered the use of one eye.

  • cutbank is a primitive, densely wooded valley with a singing mountain stream.

    Glacier National Park [Montana] United States Dept. of the Interior
  • Sewall guarded the German, while Roosevelt and Dow, crouching under the lee of a cutbank, prepared to greet the others.

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

    Dennison Grant Robert Stead
  • The deer had leaped from a cutbank onto the sand, had whirled around in several sharp turns, and had run into the adjacent brush.

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

  • A hundred yards from his objective he dismounted, removed his spurs, and crawled stealthily toward the rim of the cutbank.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx

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