drum·​lin | \ ˈdrəm-lən How to pronounce drumlin (audio) \

Definition of drumlin

: an elongate or oval hill of glacial drift

Examples of drumlin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try the Parnell segment for an especially hilly hike along glacial features including moraines, kettles, eskers and drumlins. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin bucket list: 20 things you have to do," 17 May 2018 At the very back of his lot his garden pitches upward — as the property was a glacial drumlin. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Photos: Moss-covered garden creates a vivid landscape," 25 June 2017 Moraines and gentle drumlins rose and fell along the riverside, creating miniature highlands shrouded in red oak and sugar maple. Porter Fox, New York Times, "From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea," 19 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of drumlin

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for drumlin

Irish druim back, ridge (from Old Irish druimm) + English -lin (alteration of -ling)

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The first known use of drumlin was in 1812

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“Drumlin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumlin. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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