esp US nickpoint
/ (ˈnɪkˌpɔɪnt) /
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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
Words nearby knickpoint
knickerbocker glory, knickerbockers, knickered, knickers, knickknack, knickpoint, Knies, knife, knife box, knife edge, knife-edged
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