helicline

[ hel-i-klahyn ]
/ ˈhɛl ɪˌklaɪn /

noun

a curved ramp.

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Origin of helicline

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British Dictionary definitions for helicline

helicline
/ (ˈhɛlɪˌklaɪn) /

noun

architect a spiral-shaped ramp

Word Origin for helicline

from helico- + -cline
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