nunatak

noun
nun·​a·​tak | \ ˈnə-nə-ˌtak How to pronounce nunatak (audio) \

Definition of nunatak

: a hill or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice

Examples of nunatak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are several nunataks at Graves, all peaks of the same mountain. Barry Lopez, Harper's magazine, 10 Jan. 2019 While Shivashankar correctly spelled scherenschnitte, a German word for the art of paper cutting design, Venkatachalam nailed nunatak, an Inuit word for a kind of glacial island. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, 1 June 2018 One of the most luxurious lodges in Alaska, and one of the most remote anywhere, has just opened on a rocky glacier outcropping, or nunatak, smack in the middle of Denali National Park. Author: Nikki Ekstein, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nunatak

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nunatak

Inuit (Greenland) nunataq

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“Nunatak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nunatak. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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