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bergschrund

[ berk-shroont ]

noun

  1. a crevasse, or series of crevasses, at the upper end of a mountain glacier.


bergschrund

/ ˈbɛrkʃrʊnt; ˈbɜːɡʃruːnd /

noun

  1. a crevasse at the head of a glacier Also calledrimaye


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bergschrund1

1835–45; < German ( Berg mountain + Schrunde crevice)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bergschrund1

C19: German: mountain crack

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Example Sentences

Now, however, with the glaciers receding from its lower slopes and the ice and snow melting from the higher walls, the mountain is far rockier, and the bergschrunds have melted back into huge ice roofs.

On reaching a bergschrund we found above its upper lip hard ice, which continued no doubt to the ridge.

To climb down and slip meant a furious plunge like the other, and if there was not a bergschrund, he might hit a rock.

Happily the bergschrund was choked with snow, and we escaped with an involuntary slide.

About 800 feet below the spot where their fall commenced was a small Bergschrund, or crack across the ice.

We were now sufficiently near to the bergschrund to be able to form some idea of its nature and difficulty.

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