[ UK /təɹˈe‍ɪn/ ]
[ US /tɝˈeɪn/ ]
  1. a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    they decided to attack across the rocky terrain
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How To Use terrain In A Sentence

  • While the alpine end of the sport needs only cold weather to produce skiable terrain, cross-country must have snow.
  • We were constantly rewarded with stunning scenic views and the satisfaction of navigating challenging terrain with ease, but we didn't get very far, as the crow flies.
  • How many fathers would drive their daughter 120 miles through mountainous terrain so she could attend weekly ballet and singing lessons?
  • But it is precisely the familiarity of the urban terrain to those who live there that enables them to use it to the advantages of ambushes, surprise attacks and rapid redeployment.
  • Range selection is dependent on the anticipated engagement range; it is affected by terrain intervisibility, weather, and light conditions. FM 71-1 Chapter 2 Battle Command
  • The rugged terrain to be negotiated and the 32-km distance to be slogged from Eravikulam hut to Konalar fishing hut at a lower altitude of 1,889 m made the members sweat out in just five hours.
  • In bess mountain area, the problem of drainage becomes a nodus because of the special nature of bess and terrain . The nodus must be solved immedialtely.
  • Each has written compellingly on this subject, yet each has been unselfishly and unfailingly supportive as we explored terrain that they already knew well. American Grace
  • As well as isolation, problems included often rugged terrain, the prohibitive cost of transport, cattle ticks and poison plants.
  • But this inhospitable terrain is also key to the boomtown future.
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