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[ ahsk-yah ]
/ ˈɑsk yɑ /


a volcano in E central Iceland. 4754 feet (1449 meters). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for askja

  • This has on its summit the gigantic crater of Askja, some twenty-five square miles in area.

    The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes|Edwin J. Houston
  • Askja (a˙skya˙), a volcano near the centre of Iceland, first brought into notice by an eruption in 1875.

  • The largest volcano is Askja, situated in the middle of the lava-field of Odaahraun.

  • The largest volcano in Iceland, the Dyngjufkll, with its immense crater of Askja, has an area of some twenty-five square miles.

British Dictionary definitions for askja


/ (ˈɑːskjə) /


a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft). Area of crater: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
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