a stone slab supported over the surface of a mountain glacier by a column or columns of ice.
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Origin of glacier table
First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for glacier table
a rock sitting on a pillar of ice on top of a glacier, as a result of the ice immediately beneath the rock being protected from the heat of the sun and not melting
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