V-shaped valley


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V-shaped valley

[′vē ¦shāpt ′val·ē]
(geology)
A valley having a cross-sectional profile in the form of the letter V, commonly produced by stream erosion. Also known as V valley.
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In using these as a base, the countryside remains all around, and with it its geographical gems, ranging from from babbling mountain streams to oxbow lakes, V-shaped valleys to estuaries.