stoss

adjective

ˈstäs How to pronounce stoss (audio)
ˈstȯs,
ˈstōs,
ˈshtōs
: facing toward the direction from which an overriding glacier impinges
the stoss slope of a hill

Word History

Etymology

German stoss-, from stossen to push, from Old High German stōzen; akin to Goth stautan to strike — more at contusion

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stoss was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Stoss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoss. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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