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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 Continue the tour-de-kames at Pike Lake, where an observation tower offers terrific views of the lake and the surrounding forest from the top of 1,350-foot Powder Hill (also a kame). Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2021 Perched atop a 1,330-foot kame is the Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, which includes a 192-foot scenic tower that is open to the public. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2021 The topography includes sandy knolls formed by melting Ice Age glaciers known as kames. Kristan Schiller, chicagotribune.com, 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, 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 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, 15 June 2017 See More

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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 15 Aug. 2022.

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