- the opposite of steep. Used to describe slopes, staircases, mountains, or anything else that has a shallow grade, or slight incline. To my knowledge there was previously no word for the opposite of steep, so I derived it from my last name (Hornsey). There are at least 5 people on the planet other than myself who are actively using this much needed word.
I don't like mountain bike trails that are too steep, I much prefer hornce trails.
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