embacle

[ em-bah-kuh l, -bak-uh l ]
/ ɛmˈbɑ kəl, -ˈbæk əl /

noun

an accumulation of broken ice in a river.Compare debacle(def 2).

Nearby words

  1. emanuel,
  2. emarginate,
  3. emasculate,
  4. emasculation,
  5. emba,
  6. embalm,
  7. embalming,
  8. embank,
  9. embankment,
  10. embar

Origin of embacle

< French, equivalent to em- em-1 + (dé)bâcle debacle

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