- a large irregularity of glacial ice, as a pinnacle found in glacial crevasses and formed by melting or movement of the ice.
Origin of sérac
Examples from the Web for serac
Historical Examples of serac
The region was one of serac where the glacier was puckered up, folded and crushed.
For many hours a way was won through a mighty turmoil of serac and over innumerable crevasses with varied fortune.
Retracing the way out of the broken ice, we steered in a south-westerly direction, just above the line of serac and crevassed ice.
Whether a stone underfoot gave way, or whether the Admiral's voice brought down a serac of rotten wall, is not clear.The Astonishing History of Troy Town
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It is heavily crevassed, as though it once formed the serac portion of a glacier.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
- a pinnacle of ice among crevasses on a glacier, usually on a steep slope