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Parts and features of mountains, hills and cliffs

brae

noun

a slope or the side of a hill

brink

noun

the top of a very steep cliff

the brow

noun

the highest part of a hill, where the ground starts to become flat

cairn

noun

a pile of stones that marks the top of a mountain or some other special place

cap

noun

the top part of a mountain

col

noun

a pass between high places in mountains

crag

noun

a very steep rough part of a cliff or mountain

crest

noun

the top of a hill or mountain

crown

noun

the round top part of a hill

divide

noun

a watershed

escarpment

noun

a steep slope that forms the edge of a long area of high land

face

noun

a side of a mountain or building that is high and very steep

flank

noun

one side of a large structure such as a mountain or building

fold

noun

an area of low land between hills

gap

noun

a low area between mountains that people use to cross them

hillside

noun

the land on a hill below the top

hilltop

noun

the top of a hill

landslide

noun

a heavy fall of earth and rocks down the side of a mountain or steep slope

landslip

noun

a small fall of earth or rocks down the side of a hill

ledge

noun

a narrow surface that continues out from the side of a cliff, wall, or other surface

lee

noun

the side of a hill, wall, or other solid structure that provides shelter from the wind

lip

noun

the edge of a high piece of land

mountainside

noun

the side of a mountain

mountaintop

noun

the area at the top of a mountain

mudslide

noun

a large amount of wet earth that falls down a hill and may cause damage and kill people

pass

noun

a path or road that goes through an area of mountains

peak

noun

the top of a mountain

pinnacle

noun

the top of a very high mountain

ridge

noun

the long narrow top of a mountain or group of mountains

scree

noun

small loose pieces of broken rock at the bottom of a cliff or along the slopes of a mountain

scree

noun

a slope covered with small pieces of rock

shelf

noun

a narrow piece of rock or ice that sticks out from a mountain or under water

shoulder

noun

the part of a hill where it curves towards the top

side

noun

the part of a hill that slopes and is between the top and the bottom

slide

noun

a sudden fall of rock, earth etc from the side of a mountain

slope

noun

the side of a hill or a mountain

the snow-line

noun

on a mountain, the level above which the land is covered with snow, usually permanently

summit

noun

the top of a mountain

the treeline

noun

the level of a mountain above which there are no trees

watershed

noun

a high piece of land that divides the flow of water in a particular area

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