bergschrund

[berk-shroo nt]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bergius process,
  2. bergman,
  3. bergman, ingmar,
  4. bergman, ingrid,
  5. bergmann's rule,
  6. bergsma,
  7. bergson,
  8. bergson, henri,
  9. bergsonian,
  10. bergsonism

Origin of bergschrund

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bergschrund

bergschrund

noun

a crevasse at the head of a glacierAlso called: rimaye

Word Origin for bergschrund

C19: German: mountain crack

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