The definition of precipitous is something very steep.(adjective)
An example of precipitous is a cliff that requires climbing gear to get to the top.
See precipitous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: MFr precipiteux < LL *precipitosus < L praeceps: see precipice
See precipitous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from obsolete precipitious
Origin: , from Latin praecipitium, precipice; see precipice.
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