angle of slide


noun Geology.

the minimum slope, measured in degrees from the horizontal, at which loose solid material will start to slide or flow.

Nearby words

  1. angle of reflection,
  2. angle of refraction,
  3. angle of repose,
  4. angle of rib,
  5. angle of roll,
  6. angle of stall,
  7. angle of torsion,
  8. angle of view,
  9. angle of yaw,
  10. angle plate


Origin of angle of slide

First recorded in 1930–35

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