stoss

adjective
\ ˈstäs How to pronounce stoss (audio) , ˈstȯs, ˈstōs, ˈshtōs \

Definition of stoss

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

First Known Use of stoss

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stoss

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

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“Stoss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoss. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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