[en-gley-shuh l]

adjective Geology.

within the ice of a glacier.
believed to have been formerly within the ice of a glacier: englacial debris.

Nearby words

  1. engineering geology,
  2. engineman,
  3. enginery,
  4. engird,
  5. engirdle,
  6. england,
  7. england, church of,
  8. engle,
  9. engler degrees,
  10. englewood

Origin of englacial

First recorded in 1890–95; en-1 + glacial

Related formsen·gla·cial·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for englacial



embedded in, carried by, or running through a glacierenglacial drift; an englacial river
Derived Formsenglacially, adverb

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Science definitions for englacial



Located or occurring within a glacier, as certain meltwater streams, till deposits, and moraines.
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