[ gley-shuh-list ]
/ ˈgleɪ ʃə lɪst /


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

Nearby words

  1. glacial milk,
  2. glacial period,
  3. glacial periods,
  4. glacial striation,
  5. glacial valley,
  6. glacially,
  7. glaciate,
  8. glaciation,
  9. glacier,
  10. glacier bay

Origin of glacialist

First recorded in 1850–55; glacial + -ist

Also called glacial geologist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for glacialist

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

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