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fall line

n.
1. The steepest possible line of descent from a given point on a slope.
2. A line connecting the waterfalls of upland rivers before they reach a common coastal plain, often marking the limit of upstream navigation and indicating a zone of potential water power for industrial purposes.
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fall line

n
1. (Skiing) skiing the natural downward course between two points on a slope
2. (Physical Geography) the edge of a plateau

Fall Line

n
(Placename) a natural junction, running parallel to the E coast of the US, between the hard rocks of the Appalachians and the softer coastal plain, along which rivers form falls and rapids
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fall′ line`


n.
1. the natural boundary between an upland and a lowland, as a piedmont and a coastal plain: marked, in temperate or humid areas, by waterfalls and rapids.
2. Skiing. the path of natural descent from one point on a slope to another.
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fall line

Most direct route to the bottom of a slope.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Translations

fall line

n (Skiing) → linea di massima pendenza
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