- 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.
Origin of stoss
- Veit [fahyt] /faɪt/, c1440–1533, German sculptor and painter.
Examples from the Web for stoss
Historical Examples of stoss
Stoss is the place, and there's a chapel built on the very spot.
Frederick drew a breath of relief, for she diverted Stoss from his unsavoury theme.
"Some American youngsters are celebrated for their cheek," Stoss countered.
Thrusting Stoss and Bulke aside, he landed her safely in the boat.
"The dead man is dead," said Stoss, now attacking his roast with appetite.
- (of the side of a hill, crag, etc) facing the onward flow of a glacier or the direction in which a former glacier flowed
Word Origin for stoss
- Viet (faɪət). ?1445–1533, German Gothic sculptor and woodcarver. His masterpiece is the high altar in the Church of St Mary, Cracow (1477–89)