from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of bergshrund.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The crevasse or series of crevasses, usually deep and often broad, frequently occurring near the head of a mountain glacier, about where the névé field joins the valley portion of the glacier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crevice between a glacier and the rocky wall of its valley.


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  • In German "berg" means "mountain," and "schrund" means "crack" or "crevice."

    The origin of "iceberg" suddenly snapped into focus--"ice mountain."

    June 3, 2013

  • And to make this word even more fun -- it's a synonym for crevasse!

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