a rocky, barren plateau of the Scandinavian peninsula.
Origin of fjeld
dating back to 1855–60;
see origin at fell5
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Examples from the Web for fjeld
Historical Examples of fjeld
That, of course, was absurd for a man who knew every tree and every rock on the fjeld.
The great majority were still free wanderers on the fjeld and the tundras.
We were going to seek the nomad herders in the deeper recesses of the fjeld.
The pale sulphur tint was everywhere, but still the fjeld was deserted.
You must often hear and see strange things in the woods, and on the Fjeld, Peter!
British Dictionary definitions for fjeld
a high rocky plateau with little vegetation in Scandinavian countries
Word Origin for fjeld
C19: Norwegian; related to Old Norse fjall mountain; see fell 5
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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A high, barren plateau. The most well-known fjeld is on the Scandinavian Peninsula.
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