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Definition of kame

: a short ridge, hill, or mound of stratified drift deposited by glacial meltwater

Examples of kame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The topography includes sandy knolls formed by melting Ice Age glaciers known as kames. Kristan Schiller, chicagotribune.com, "Outdoor enthusiasts return to Cleveland’s ‘Burning River,’ as the cleaned up Cuyahoga becomes official Ohio Water Trail," 19 Sep. 2019 Parnell Tower, Plymouth: This 60-foot tower rises above the Kettle Moraine State Forest’s northern unit, with views of the area’s glacial landscape including a collection of kames to the west. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "See fall colors in Wisconsin from above on these observation towers," 13 Sep. 2019 The sinewy hill and its glacial cousins — moraines, kettles and kames — make for a challenging winter hike, especially in deep snow. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "8 of Wisconsin's best state parks to visit in winter," 8 Feb. 2018 Debris dragged along the landscape deposited in rounded hills, or kames, along with steep ridges known as eskers and moraines; and deep holes were scooped from the earth to form kettles. Chelsey Lewis, chicagotribune.com, "A backpacking adventure close to Milwaukee: the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine," 15 June 2017

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First Known Use of kame

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kame

Scots, kame, comb, from Middle English (northern) camb comb, from Old English

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“Kame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kame. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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