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  1. (noun) Chiefly Western U.S. A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping sides and a flat top.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. The butte is the only tall outcropping for several miles, so climbing it permits one to survey a very broad area. - Kate Kelly: "Make Next Left Turn..."
  2. The butte was a holy place; men came there seeking visions. - The Berrybender Narratives
  3. The butte was a strong point that the Council of Masters would very much like to take back. - The Flood
  4. Beyond the summit of the butte was a greenish-brown plateau of sagebrush and bunch-grass. - Hidden Gold
  5. The level below the butte was a-buzz with life and energy. - 'Firebrand' Trevison


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