Definition of stoss
: 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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