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

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


(Physical Geography) a long low ridge with a steep scarp slope and a gentle back slope, formed by the differential erosion of strata of differing hardness
[Spanish: shoulder, from Latin costa side, rib]


(ˈkwɛs tə)

n., pl. -tas.
a long, low ridge with a relatively steep face or escarpment on one side and a long, gentle slope on the other.
[1810–20; < Sp: shoulder, sloping land < Latin costa side, rib]


A ridge with a steep slope on one side, and a gentle dip slope on the other.
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