[ stohs; German shtohs ]
/ stoʊs; German ʃtoʊs /


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

Definition for stoss (2 of 2)

[ shtohs ]
/ ʃtoʊs /


Veit [fahyt] /faɪt/,c1440–1533, German sculptor and painter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stoss (1 of 2)

/ (stɒs, German ʃtoːs) /


(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

German, from stossen to thrust

British Dictionary definitions for stoss (2 of 2)

/ (German ʃtoːs) /


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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