couloir


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cou·loir

 (ko͞ol-wär′)
n.
A steep mountainside gully, especially one forming a break in a cliff face.

[French, from couler, to slide, to flow; see coulee.]

couloir

(ˈkuːlwɑː; French kulwar)
n
(Physical Geography) a deep gully on a mountain side, esp in the French Alps
[C19: from French: corridor, from couler to pour; see coulee]
Translations

couloir

[ˈkuːlwɑː] ncanalone (di montagna) m inv
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They were skiing Le Couloir Du Chapeau, a steep section of the famous Grands Montets ski area at an altitude of 1700 metres, and the weather was clear and sunny.
I was monitoring this cramped situation with a scope from base camp and when inquired for the delay the reply on radio was that situation was crowded under the couloir, upward pace was slow and fixing of the line in the Bottleneck remained a conundrum.
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You have to be back down and crossing the couloir by this time otherwise it is too dangerous to cross.
The jitters of dropping into such a steep couloir subsided.
J'ai dirige des redactions et meme tres jeune, j'ai travaille avec de tres bons patrons de presse; j'ai appris mon metier de journaliste sur le terrain; j'ai fait des reportages, des enquetes sur le terrorisme, dans le couloir de la mort ou j'ai fait le portrait de plusieurs dizaines de condamnes a mort, et cela restera pour moi de grands acquis pour ma carriere.
Hewitt, Grant and Waring succeeded in repeating the classic Polar Star couloir on the Beluga Spire, which at 1,500m is one of the biggest cliffs on the planet.
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Dans le couloir menant aux salles, le visiteur decouvre une serie de 1500 haut-parleurs d'un bit occupant un mur de 25 pieds de long.
The Rucar-Bran Couloir /Pathway, a high, oblong depression, having a NE-SW general direction, heights varying between 500-1500 m, is dominated by the Bucegi and Leaota abrupt at the South-East and Piatra Craiului at the North-West.
Un-roped, we had to focus all of our concentration as we zigzagged our way upward within the steep confines of the couloir.
Une derniere ligne droite impressionnante Dans des conditions meteo delicates (temperature fraEche autour des 13 degres), et malgre un couloir a sa droite libere avant l'heure par le champion d'Europe Churandy Martina pour faux-depart, Bolt a parfaitement gere son affaire.