cuesta definition by Webster's New World
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Southwest a ridge or hill characterized by a steep incline on one side and a gentle slope on the other
Origin: Spanish ; from Classical Latin costa, side, rib
cuesta definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a cliff on the other.
Origin: Spanish, from Latin costa, side; see kost- in Indo-European roots.
cuesta - Science Definition
A ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a cliff or escarpment on the other. The gentler slope is formed by the differential erosion of underlying rock, and the cliff consists of an outcrop of harder, more resistant rock.