|1.||corrie, Also called: cwm a semicircular or crescent-shaped basin with steep sides and a gently sloping floor formed in mountainous regions by the erosive action of a glacier|
|2.||archaeol an obsolete term for circle|
|3.||poetic a circle, circlet, or ring|
|[C17: from French, from Latin circus ring, circle, |
|cirque (sûrk) Pronunciation Key
A steep, amphitheatre-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream. Cirques are formed by the erosive activity of glaciers and often contain a small lake.