terminal moraine

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

Origin of terminal moraine

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby terminal moraine

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How to use terminal moraine in a sentence

  • The ship continued to descend toward a great forest near a terminal moraine.

    Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins

Scientific definitions for terminal moraine

terminal moraine

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