stoss

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adjective \ˈstäs, ˈstȯs, ˈstōs, ˈshtōs\

Definition of stoss

  1. :  facing toward the direction from which an overriding glacier impinges the stoss slope of a hill

Origin and Etymology of stoss

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


First Known Use: 1878

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