adjective \ˈstäs, ˈsts, ˈstōs, ˈshtōs\

Definition of STOSS

:  facing toward the direction from which an overriding glacier impinges <the stoss slope of a hill>

Origin of STOSS

German stoss-, from stossen to push, from Old High German stōzen; akin to Gothic stautan to strike — more at contusion
First Known Use: 1878

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