Definition of earthslip in English:



  • A collapse of a mass of earth from a mountain or cliff.

    • ‘The dam burst a few hours after the second earthslip.’
    • ‘Should an earthslip occur after the reservoir is filled the consequences would be severe.’
    • ‘Several properties, consisting of meadows and vineyards, have been utterly destroyed by a great earthslip.’
    • ‘Earthslips are a common hazard in tropical lands.’
    • ‘An unexpected earthslip wiped out of existence parts of several villages.’
    landslip, rockfall, mudslide, earthfall
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