Definitions

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  • n. A landslide.

Etymologies

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From earth +‎ fall. Cognate with Old Frisian irthfal, erthfel, erdfal, German Erdfall ("a sinkhole"), Danish jordfald, Swedish jordfall, Icelandic jarðfall. Compare waterfall.

Examples

  • The saw must be just a few feet under the shallowest part of this earthfall.

    Homebody

  • Their largely unregulated tunnelling has made the mountainside unstable, government experts say, and heavy rains since last month had saturated the earth on top, triggering the deadly earthfall.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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