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mud slide

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noun Geology.
  1. mudflow.
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Origin of mud slide

First recorded in 1920–25
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avalanche, mudslide, snowslide

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British Dictionary definitions for mudslide


  1. the rapid downward movement of a large quantity of saturated earth
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mudslide in Science


  1. A slow-moving mudflow.
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