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outwash

[ out-wosh, -wawsh ]
/ ˈaʊtˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ /
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noun Geology.
the material, chiefly sand or gravel, deposited by meltwater streams in front of a glacier.
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Origin of outwash

First recorded in 1890–95; out- + wash
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British Dictionary definitions for outwash

outwash
/ (ˈaʊtˌwɒʃ) /

noun
a mass of gravel, sand, etc, carried and deposited by the water derived from melting glaciers
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