Definition of precipice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    precipice

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈprɛsəpəs//
     
     
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  1. 1a very steep side of a high cliff, mountain, or rock
  2. 2(figurative) The country was now on the edge of a precipice (= very close to disaster). see also precipitous
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