Origin of moraine
OTHER WORDS FROM morainemo·rain·al, mo·rain·ic, adjective
Words nearby moraine
How to use moraine in a sentence
As long as the moraine survives, it will remain a bulwark, potentially stretching Taku’s retreat over centuries instead of decades.
In effect, these moraines serve as anchors in times of change.
Materials I found in the moraine later showed that it’s been collecting dust for at least 700,000 years.
I’m still working on a collection that I made in 2006 that took me less than five minutes to collect, in a moraine in Antarctica.
Steck crumpled to the moraine, and it looked as though he'd be bludgeoned to death.
We now put on the rope again, and so crossed the easy glacier which led down to the moraine on which I had been two months before.
Ultimately I struggled across the glacier, bearing various burdens, to meet them as they came down on a parallel moraine.
I camped, at about 19,500 feet, on the moraine-covered glacier opposite the junction of the northerly branch from Pks.
A terminal moraine, a mile and a half in depth, separates it from the sea.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska|Charles Warren Stoddard
Toward evening I clambered down to the cottage by Moraine Lake.Birds of the Rockies|Leander Sylvester Keyser
British Dictionary definitions for moraine
Derived forms of morainemorainal or morainic, adjective
Word Origin for moraine
Scientific definitions for moraine
Cultural definitions for moraine
A pile of debris, often extending for miles, deposited by a glacier. It is composed of rock fragments transported by the ice, which are left behind when the ice melts.