terminal moraine


noun Geology.

a moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet.

Nearby words

  1. terminal infection,
  2. terminal juncture,
  3. terminal leave,
  4. terminal line,
  5. terminal market,
  6. terminal nerve,
  7. terminal nucleus,
  8. terminal platform,
  9. terminal stria,
  10. terminal sulcus

Origin of terminal moraine

First recorded in 1855–60

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Science definitions for terminal moraine

terminal moraine

See under moraine.
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