noun \fē-ˈrd, ˈfē-ˌ; ˈfyrd\

: a narrow part of the ocean between cliffs or steep hills or mountains

Full Definition of FJORD

:  a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes

Variants of FJORD

fjord also fiord \fē-ˈrd, ˈfē-ˌ; ˈfyrd\

Examples of FJORD

  1. <a cruise through the breathtaking fjords along the coast of Norway>

Illustration of FJORD

Origin of FJORD

Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford
First Known Use: 1674

Related to FJORD

arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, gulf (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale


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