noun Also called, especially British, land·slip [land-slip] /ˈlændˌslɪp/ (for defs 1, 2).
verb (used without object), land·slid, land·slid or land·slid·den, land·slid·ing.
Origin of landslide
Examples from the Web for landslip
Beyond that a chaos of fallen rocks—the remains of a landslip many years previously—stretched away to the shore.One of the 28th|G. A. Henty
On one occasion a landslip imprisoned a number of miners in their workings.The Valleys of Tirol|R. H. Busk
We don't want to sit staring down the Landslip till they arrive.The Girls of St. Olave's|Mabel Mackintosh
From Lyme to Seaton by the Landslip is barely seven miles; by rail it is fifteen, involving two changes.Wanderings in Wessex|Edric Holmes
Meanwhile the shovel had struck on a layer of stones, the remains of some past landslip, since buried under flowering earth.A Loose End and Other Stories|S. Elizabeth Hall
- the sliding of a large mass of rock material, soil, etc, down the side of a mountain or cliff
- the material dislodged in this way
- an overwhelming electoral victory
- (as modifier)a landslide win
1856, American English, from land (n.) + slide (n.). Earlier was landslip, still preferred in Britain. Old English used eorðgebyrst in this sense; literally "earth-burst." In the political sense, landslide "lopsided electoral victory" is attested from 1888.