an imaginary line, marked by waterfalls and rapids, where rivers descend abruptly from an upland to a lowland.
Fall Line, (in the eastern United States) the imaginary line between the Piedmont and the Atlantic coastal plain.
Skiing. the path of natural descent from one point on a slope to another.
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How to use fall line in a sentence
Upstream above the fall line lies the Piedmont, which draws vacationers attracted by bucolic destinations and wineries.How Earth’s tumultuous history gave the Mid-Atlantic its beloved destinations | Walter Nicklin | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
It forms part of the Patuxent Formation — named after the eponymous Maryland river — running north-south along the fall line.Hiking along Virginia’s Aquia Creek and finding history a stone’s throw from home | Walter Nicklin | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
On the hill, that translates to a ski that just seeks out the fall line, whether that means you’re carving short swing turns on corduroy or slinking your way through bumps.
On Saturday, skiing the fall line of Crystal Mountain’s Right Angle Trees in Washington’s Cascade Range, I made turns without hitting bottom for the first time this season, and felt that perfect zero-G float of powder skiing.
It also keeps your body and skis facing into the fall line—the most direct downhill path—which makes for controlled, efficient skiing.
Great tracts of wilderness separated communities beyond the fall-line of the rivers.Union and Democracy | Allen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for fall line (1 of 2)
skiing the natural downward course between two points on a slope
the edge of a plateau
British Dictionary definitions for Fall Line (2 of 2)
a natural junction, running parallel to the E coast of the US, between the hard rocks of the Appalachians and the softer coastal plain, along which rivers form falls and rapids
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Scientific definitions for fall line
A line connecting the waterfalls of nearly parallel rivers that marks a drop in land level.
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