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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The highest cliff of a glacial cirque; Also: The steep cliff at the back of a cirque; Also: A vertical retaining structure at the outlet of a drain or culvert.

Usage examples (34)
  • Thence along the face of the main headwall south 27°27\'09\ east 62.95 feet to a point where the south wingwall joins.
  • In mountaineering terms the headwall usually refers to the rock immediately below the summit.
  • You will need an optional 50 cm exterior headwall mold.
  • Here are various headwall options for your consideration: for more
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