stoss

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

adjective

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

1875–80; < German: thrust, push

Definition for stoss (2 of 2)

Stoss

[ shtohs ]
/ ʃtoʊs /

noun

Veit [fahyt] /faɪt/, c1440–1533, German sculptor and painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for stoss (1 of 2)

stoss

/ (stɒs, German ʃtoːs) /

adjective

(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)

Stoss

/ (German ʃtoːs) /

noun

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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