from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a cliff on the other.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. slope (acclivity or declivity).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sloping plain, esp. one with the upper end at the crest of a cliff; a hill or ridge with one face steep and the opposite face gently sloping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An unsymmetrical ridge having a strong slope or escarpment on one side and a gentle slope on the other.
Spanish, from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish cuesta. (Wiktionary)