Definition of Couloir

1. n. A deep gorge; a gully.



Definition of Couloir

1. Noun. A steep gorge along a mountainside. ¹

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Definition of Couloir

1. a deep gorge or gully [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couloir

couldn't happen to a nicer
couldn't seem
couldn've
couldna
couldnae
couldst
coulee
coulees
coulibiac
coulibiacs
coulis
coulises
coulisse
coulisses
couloir (current term)
couloirs
coulomb
coulomb's force
coulomb's law
coulomb collision
coulomb ionisation
coulombic
coulombically
coulombs
coulometer
coulometers
coulometric
coulometrically
coulometries

Literary usage of Couloir

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1. The Alps from End to End by Sir William Martin Conway (1895)
"A long and rapid couloir leads from it to the crevassed Winter glacier, and this couloir was grooved with numerous deep tracks of falling stones, ..."

2. Switzerland, and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1885)
"Ascent over grass and debris, then through a steep couloir generally filled with hard snow (step-cutting necessary), lastly a climb over rocks. ..."

3. Grammar of the French Language by Nicolas Wanostrocht (1824)
"-I absolutely intend that she shall go thither •couloir,v. directly, and tell bim, that, whether he be ill or se porter well, I will have him set out as ..."

4. Among the Selkirk Glaciers: Being the Account of a Rough Survey in the Rocky by William Spotswood Green (1890)
"A steep couloir.—A mauvais pas.—The summit of Mount Bonney.—Sunset.—Benighted in the forest. IT seemed now quite evident to us that Mount Bonney was not to ..."

5. Camping in the Canadian Rockies: An Account of Camp Life in the Wilder Parts by Walter Dwight Wilcox (1896)
"... and Dress of the Stoney Indians—An Excursion on the Glacier— The Surface Debris and its Origin—Snow Line—Ascent of the couloir—A Terrible Accident— ..."

6. Latest Bucket Dredgers Constructed by Russian Works: Rapport by M. A. N. Bormann (1905)
"In both projects the long-couloir is attached by wire ropes to a main beam. The lower end of the beam is mobile on a semi-cir^ cular rail. ..."

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