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glacier

noun gla·cier \ˈglā-shər also -zhər, especially British ˈgla-sē-ər or ˈglā-sē-\

: a very large area of ice that moves slowly down a slope or valley or over a wide area of land

Full Definition of GLACIER

:  a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface
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Origin of GLACIER

French, from Middle French dialect (Franco-Provençal), from glace ice, from Latin glacies; akin to Latin gelu frost — more at cold
First Known Use: 1744

Other Geology Terms

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

Rhymes with GLACIER

GLACIER Defined for Kids

glacier

noun gla·cier \ˈglā-shər\

Definition of GLACIER for Kids

:  a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or over a wide area of land
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