Part of speech: noun

An extensive stretch of elevated level land.

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Usage examples "plateau":

  1. A signal officer on the plateau who had caught the glint of the brass field- pieces which accompanied the hostile column, still several miles distant, had sent the message. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. Near the western edge of the plateau we made an evening corral. - "Desert Dust", Edwin L. Sabin.
  3. The wind had shifted a point over the hour, and now came from over the high plateau of Baffin Land, as it circled to the magnetic north and the true west. - "The Ice Pilot", Henry Leverage.