A deep, narrow gorge with steep sides.
- I can hide from the patrols, using ravines and deep gorges.
- As they crested the hill, Paragon saw that this side of the ravine was not so steep.
- Steep hills, mountains, and ravines with narrow areas of flat terrain characterize the interior.
gorge, canyon, gully, couloir;
chasm, abyss, gulf, gulch, coulee
Late 18th century: from French, 'violent rush (of water)' (see ravin).
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