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stoss

[stohs; German shtohs]
adjective
  1. Geology. noting or pertaining to the side, as of a hill or dale, that receives or has received the thrust of a glacier or other impulse.
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Origin of stoss

1875–80; < German: thrust, push

Stoss

[shtohs]
noun
  1. Veit [fahyt] /faɪt/, c1440–1533, German sculptor and painter.
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Examples from the Web for stoss

Historical Examples

  • Stoss is the place, and there's a chapel built on the very spot.

    Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887

    Various

  • Frederick drew a breath of relief, for she diverted Stoss from his unsavoury theme.

    Atlantis

    Gerhart Hauptmann

  • "Some American youngsters are celebrated for their cheek," Stoss countered.

    Atlantis

    Gerhart Hauptmann

  • Thrusting Stoss and Bulke aside, he landed her safely in the boat.

    Atlantis

    Gerhart Hauptmann

  • "The dead man is dead," said Stoss, now attacking his roast with appetite.

    Atlantis

    Gerhart Hauptmann


British Dictionary definitions for stoss

stoss

adjective
  1. (of the side of a hill, crag, etc) facing the onward flow of a glacier or the direction in which a former glacier flowed
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Word Origin

German, from stossen to thrust

Stoss

noun
  1. Viet (faɪət). ?1445–1533, German Gothic sculptor and woodcarver. His masterpiece is the high altar in the Church of St Mary, Cracow (1477–89)
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