Definitions

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  • n. One who attributes the phenomena of the drift, in geology, to glaciers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who attributes the phenomena of the drift, in geology, to glaciers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who explains geological phenomena by reference to the former presence of ice. The word is little used in this sense except with some other word limiting or qualifying it; as, an advanced glacialist; an ultra-glacialist (one who is prone to magnify the importance of ice as a geological agent).
  • n. One who makes a specialty of glacial geology.
  • n. Also glaciologist.

Etymologies

glacial +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If a glacialist admitted that the sea, before the formation of the terraces, covered the country (which would account for land-straits above level of terraces), and that the land gradually emerged, and if he supposed his lakes were banked by ice alone, he would make out, in my opinion, the best case against the marine origin of the terraces.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File) "We're not sure why this happens," said Andres Rivera, a glacialist with the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, Chile.

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  • "We're not sure why this happens," said Andres Rivera, a glacialist with the Center for Scientific Studies in Valdivia, Chile.

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  • Amongst MS. I came across a very old letter from me to you, in which I say: "If a glacialist admitted that the sea, before the formation of the shelves, covered the country (which would account for the land-straits above the level of the shelves), and if he admitted that the land gradually emerged, and if he supposed that his lakes were banked up by ice alone, he would make out, in my opinion, the best case against the marine origin of the shelves."

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

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