1. downslope

noun. a downward slope or bend.


  • slope
  • decline
  • steep
  • descent
  • side
  • downhill
  • incline
  • fall
  • declivity
  • declension


  • improvement
  • descent
  • natural depression
  • gradualness

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Example sentences of the word downslope

1. Noun, singular or mass
Hitting from a severe downslope is one of the most challenging shots for many amateurs because your stance feels awkward and you fear not being able to hit the ball squarely.

2. Adjective
Stand on the downslope side of the trampoline, and place the carpenter's level on the plank.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Additionally, if not properly maintained, terraces can lead to greater soil erosion, often downslope from the terracing, than in non-terraced areas.