from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall that flows down a steep slope.
  • noun An avalanche of ice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dislodgment and fall of masses from a glacier, or from a floating iceberg.
  • noun A glacier. [Poetical.]

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A relatively rapid and turbulent flow of ice, somewhat analogous to a waterfall

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall


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