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pressure ridge

noun
1.
a ridge produced on floating ice by buckling or crushing under lateral pressure of wind or ice.
2.
Geology. a ridge produced on a congealing lava flow by pressure from the still-liquid interior.
Origin of pressure ridge
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900
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  • Pacing back and forth in the lee of the pressure ridge near which our igloos were built, I made out my program.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary

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