- a steep gorge or gully on the side of a mountain, especially in the Alps.
Origin of couloir
Related Words for couloirhallway, passage, walkway, aisle, passageway, foyer, lobby, hall, ingress, alley, path, entranceway, couloir
Examples from the Web for couloir
Historical Examples of couloir
Just below him lay the longest ice-slope, or couloir, he had hitherto encountered.
A few minutes more, and he stood at the foot of the couloir.
We climbed down into the couloir: the ice was furrowed by avalanches.
In a quarter of an hour we were on the other side of the couloir.
We resolved, then, to risk the short stretch across the couloir.
- a deep gully on a mountain side, esp in the French Alps