bergschrund

[ berk-shroont ]
/ ˈbɛrk ʃrʊnt /

noun

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

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Origin of bergschrund

1835–45; <German (Berg mountain + Schrunde crevice)
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British Dictionary definitions for bergschrund

bergschrund
/ (ˈbɛrkʃrʊnt, ˈbɜːɡʃruːnd) /

noun

a crevasse at the head of a glacierAlso called: rimaye

Word Origin for bergschrund

C19: German: mountain crack
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