precipice
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹɛsɪpɪs/
  • (weak vowel) IPA: /ˈpɹɛs.ə.pɪs/
Noun

precipice (plural precipices)

  1. A very steep cliff.
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      I resolved to remove my tent from the place where it stood, which was just under the hanging precipice of the hill; and which, if it should be shaken again, would certainly fall upon my tent...
  2. The brink of a dangerous situation.
    ''to stand on a precipice
  3. (obsolete) A headlong fall or descent.
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