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knickpoint

esp US nickpoint

/ (ˈnɪkˌpɔɪnt) /
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noun

a break in the slope of a river profile caused by renewed erosion by a rejuvenated river

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Word Origin for knickpoint

C20: partial translation of German Knickpunkt, from knicken to bend + Punkt point
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