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] Sometimes the term is used in sense of subpeak.


Examples of spurs are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Valley, Ridge, Gully Terrain Features and Contour Lines at geokov.com. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Valleys, Ridges and Spurs at www.askaboutireland.ie. Accessed on 28 Feb 2013.