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a cliff or steep slope rising at one end of a glaciated valley.
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Origin of head wall
First recorded in 1640–1650 for an earlier sense “retaining wall built in front or on top of a structure”; current sense dates from 1790–1800
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Scientific definitions for head wall
[ hĕd′wôl′ ]
A steep slope or precipice rising at the head of a valley or glacial cirque.
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