box canyon

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box canyon

[′bäks ‚kan·yən]
(geography)
A canyon with steep rock sides and a zigzag course, that is usually closed upstream.
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The box canyon is opening ahead of us, but the roaring is deafening.
When the flames returned to Bell and Box canyons, sheriff's deputies allowed residents to return home for 15 minutes to collect valuables.
Residents were ordered to evacuate in Box Canyon, Woolsey Canyon, Bell Canyon, parts of Lake Manor, parts of Calabasas, Mont Calabasas, Oak Park and parts of Mountain View.
On the fourth day of their 125-mile hike from Death Valley to the top of Mount Whitney, Holly and Jennifer Freeman got caught in box canyons with no outlets, delaying them 15 hours.
The ones I liked the best as a youngster usually featured the hapless Westward-bound settlers unknowingly steering their wagon train into a box canyon.
Often, managers and directors don't fully appreciate warning signs until they find themselves in the equivalent of a box canyon.