Spur (topography)

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A spur in the Tatra Mountains

A spur is a lateral ridge or tongue of land descending from a hill, mountain or main crest of a ridge.[1][2] It can also be defined as another hill or mountain range which projects in a lateral direction from a main hill or mountain range.[3]

Examples of spurs include:

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  1. ^ Valley, Ridge, Gully Terrain Features and Contour Lines Archived 2019-10-30 at the Wayback Machine at geokov.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Valleys, Ridges and Spurs at www.askaboutireland.ie. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
  3. ^ "Spur". Your Dictionary. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  4. ^ Roper, Steve (1976). The Climber's Guide to the High Sierra. Sierra Club Books. p. 269. ISBN 0-87156-147-6.
  5. ^ Golden Light in the Sperrins, Spurs and Geography at panoramicireland.com. Accessed on 31 Jan 2020.