noun, plural pla·teaus, pla·teaux [pla-tohz or, especially British, plat-ohz]. /plæˈtoʊz or, especially British, ˈplæt oʊz/.
verb (used without object), pla·teaued, pla·teau·ing.
verb (used with object), pla·teaued, pla·teau·ing.
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Origin of plateau
Example sentences from the Web for plateau
The climate is hot and moist on the coast and in the plains, but pleasant on the plateaux.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
In like manner, the plants growing on moraines were found to be those of the adjacent mountains, plateaux, or lowlands.Darwinism (1889)|Alfred Russel Wallace
He says it is met with in the Narbada valley, but I have also found it common on the plateaux of the Satpura range.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
Why did you not call me a bandit when I was at the Plateaux?The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
Through this tract, from the plateaux, four small rivers make their way to the lake.