Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a cliff on the other.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An unsymmetrical ridge having a strong slope or escarpment on one side and a gentle slope on the other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Southwestern U. S. 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geomorphology slope (acclivity or declivity).

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish cuesta.

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  • A ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a cliff on the other. (Spanish, from costa, side.)

    September 22, 2009