fen·​ster | \ ˈfenztə(r), -n(t)st- \
plural -s

Definition of fenster

: an erosional opening down through overthrust rock exposing the underlying rock

called also window

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History and Etymology for fenster

German, literally, window, from Old High German; akin to Old English fenester window, Middle Low German & Middle Dutch venster, venstere; all from a prehistoric West Germanic word borrowed from Latin fenestra

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“Fenster.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fenster. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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