Meaning of “precipice” - Learner’s Dictionary

precipice

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈpresɪpɪs/
SITUATION

a dangerous situation that could lead to failure or harm:

The two countries stood on the precipice of war.
MOUNTAIN

a steep side of a mountain or high area of land

(Definition of “precipice” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)