Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
An undercutting notch in rock, particularly limestone, along a seacoast between high and low tide levels along sea coasts and produced by solution and erosion. Most common along coasts with limited tidal variation . Synonyms: (French.) resserrement, etranglement; (German.) Kliff ?, Brandungsmarke; (Greek.) kato engopi vrachou; (Italian.) solco di battigia; (Spanish.) socavacion marina; (Turkish.) dalga yarigi centigi.