box canyon

  1. a canyon with steep side walls terminating headwards in a vertical cliff.

Origin of box canyon

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby box canyon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use box canyon in a sentence

  • How would you good people like to make up a party to go to box canyon sometime in the near future?

    The Angel of the Gila: | Cora Marsland
  • There were deep indentations in the walls, running back to form box canyon, choked with green of cedar and spruce and pinon.

    The Rainbow Trail | Zane Grey

British Dictionary definitions for box canyon

box canyon

  1. Western US a canyon with vertical or almost vertical walls

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