A sloping plain, esp. one with the upper end at the crest of a cliff; a hill or ridge with one face steep and the opposite face gently sloping.
An asymmetrical ridge with one steep and one gentle face formed where gently dipping beds of erosion-resistant rocks are undercut by erosion of a weaker bed underneath.
a ridge composed of gently tipped rock strata with a long, gradual slope on one side and a relative steep scarp or cliff on the other.
An asymmetric hill or ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a steep outcrop slope on the other.
An elongate ridge formed on the tilted and eroded edges of gently dipping strata.
Slope or small hill.
a hill or ridge, with a steep face on one side, and a gentle slope on the other
an upland belt with a short, steep descent, or escarpment, on one side and a long, gentle slope on the other
a ridge which has a steep escarpment on one side and a long gentle slope on the other
a tilted, low-angle dipping sequence of resistant sedimentary rocks, which stand out in the landscape as a non-eroded ridge
A hill or ridge with a gentle slope on one side and a steep slope on the other; formed by uplifted rock outcrop consisting of strata having different restances to erosion. (Bates and Jackson 1980.)
An asymmetrical landform associated with tectonic tilting of sedimentary rock; includes a short steep slope generated as a fault escarpment and a longer gentler slope corresponding to the dip of the original bedrock surface after tilting (dipslope)
Cuesta is a geological term, used to describe the ridges formed by gently tilted hard rock layers. Every cuesta has a steep slope, where the rock layers are exposed on their edges, called an escarpment or, if more severe, a cliff. Usually an erosion-resistant rock layer also has a more gentle slope on the other side of the ridge called a 'dip slope'.