a cliff or steep slope rising at one end of a glaciated valley.
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How to use head wall in a sentence
It measures more than a mile and a half in diameter, while its head wall towers a sheer 3,600 feet.Mount Rainier | Various
They were thought to have worn back the head wall little by little, even as a waterfall causes the cliff under it to recede.Mount Rainier | Various
You were takin chances on the Swift Current head wall, the Ranger said.
The head wall of Huntington Ravine isnt a bad little climb, he said, though one of the side walls is better.
Just to the left, only a mile away, Tom, is the top of the Iceberg Lake head wall.
Scientific definitions for headwall
A steep slope or precipice rising at the head of a valley or glacial cirque.
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