beach scarp

an almost perpendicular slope on the beach foreshore caused by the erosional action of waves

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  • beach scarp — a steep slope or miniature cliff, formed by wave action, fronting the berm on a beach. * * * …   Universalium

  • beach scarp — a steep slope or miniature cliff, formed by wave action, fronting the berm on a beach …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarp — noun Etymology: Italian scarpa Date: 1589 1. the inner side of a ditch below the parapet of a fortification 2. a. a line of cliffs produced by faulting or erosion see fault illustration b. a low steep slope along a beach caused by wave erosion •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • beach terrace —     a) A landform that consists of a wave cut scarp and wave built terrace of well sorted sand and gravel of marine and lacustrine origin.     b) (colloquial: western USA) relict shorelines from pluvial lakes, generally restricted to valley sides …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • berm —    [ beach ]    A low, impermanent, nearly horizontal or landward sloping shelf, ledge, or narrow terrace on the backshore of a beach, formed of material thrown up and deposited by storm waves; it is generally bounded on one side or the other by… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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  • Cliff — Precipice redirects here. For other uses, see Precipice (disambiguation). Rock face redirects here. For other uses, see Rock face (disambiguation). For other uses, see Cliff (disambiguation). The Trango Towers in Pakistan. Their vertical faces… …   Wikipedia

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

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