Chile Rise

[ chil-ee rahyz; Spanish chee-le ]

  1. a segmented elevation of the seafloor in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Chile, bounded by the Nazca Plate to the north and the Antarctic Plate to the south and colliding with the southern portion of the South American Plate to the east.

Origin of Chile Rise

First recorded in 1955–60
  • Also called Chil·e Ridge [chil-ee rij; Spanish chee-le] /ˈtʃɪl i ˈrɪdʒ; Spanish ˈtʃi lɛ/ .

Words Nearby Chile Rise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024