box canyon
    a) A narrow gorge or canyon containing an intermittent stream following a zigzag course, characterized by high, steep rock walls and typically closed upstream by a similar wall, giving the impression, as viewed from its bottom, of being surrounded or “boxed in” by almost vertical walls.
    b) A steep-walled canyon heading against a cliff a dead-end canyon.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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