American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An elongated hill or ridge of glacial drift.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as drum, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geol.) A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion.
- n. a mound of glacial drift
- Irish droim 'back, ridge' + English dim. suffix -lin (variant of -ling) (Wiktionary)
- From drum, ridge, from Irish Gaelic druim, back, ridge, from Old Irish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Cook Inlet is level to rolling, with areas of ground moraine and stagnant ice topography, drumlin fields, eskers, and outwash plains.”
“One of the biggest maybe the biggest? drumlin fields on the planet.”
“But I looked at the rolling drumlin scenery around me, unchanged in generations, and thought that the dangers they would be face would be few.”
“Glacial influences have shaped landform features throughout the region and are particularly evident from the numerous fjords in the southern portion of the region and the drumlin fields (small hills) of Prince of Wales Island.”
“De Geer moraines, drumlin fields, transverse moraines and hummocky moraines occur there but do not form archipelagoes.”
“A lone bank swallow put in an appearance for awhile and then went back to the drumlin to the south.”
“At the least, I shall go sledding even if it means I have to mar the beautiful snow on our drumlin.”
“I grew up in an old, creaky New England colonial farmhouse set up on a drumlin.”
“They were standing at a point where the Great Road crested a long, rolling drumlin which ran diagonally across the plain like a wrinkle in the world's biggest bed'spread.”
“AROUND NOON THE NEXT day they reached the top of another drumlin and saw the bridge for the first time.”
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