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bluff

1. a steep promontory, bank, or cliff, esp one formed by river erosion on the outside bend of a meander
2. (of a bank, cliff, etc.) presenting a steep broad face
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bluff

[bləf]
(geography)
A steep, high bank.
A broad-faced cliff.
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