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  1. a person who studies geological phenomena involving the action of ice, especially of glaciers.

Origin of glacialist

First recorded in 1850–55; glacial + -ist
  • Also called glacial geologist.

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

How to use glacialist in a sentence

  • The glacialist who can look back over the last twenty-five years of wordy conflict has every reason to be jubilant and hopeful.

  • I am strengthened in these views by the conclusions arrived at by M. Falsan—the eminent French glacialist.