slope course

slope course

[′slōp ‚kȯrs]
(engineering)
A proving ground facility consisting of a large mound of earth with various sloping sides on which are roads having different grades; this slope course is used to measure the slope performance of military and other vehicles, including maximum speed on various grades, the most suitable gear for best performance, traction, and the holding ability of brakes.
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