icefall

[ ahys-fawl ]
/ ˈaɪsˌfɔl /
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noun

a jumbled mass of ice in a glacier.
a mass of ice overhanging a precipice.
a falling of ice from a glacier, iceberg, etc.

Origin of icefall

First recorded in 1810–20; ice + fall
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British Dictionary definitions for icefall

icefall

/ (ˈaɪsˌfɔːl) /

noun

a very steep part of a glacier that has deep crevasses and resembles a frozen waterfall
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