What does the word landslide mean?

Usage examples for landslide

  1. I reach a great ruin, the remnant of a landslide, and here, to amuse myself, I pretend to be tired, flinging myself on the ground exactly as though someone were watching me and saw how exhausted I am. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. Peasants naturally prefer to burn the wood in their own chimneys or to sell it; and if a landslide then crashes down, wrecking houses and vineyards- let the government compensate the victims! – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  3. If I have to swim in the open sea, or am buried under a landslide, I shall still believe, while my senses last, that Providence will see me through. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy