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fiord

[fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoo r] /fyɔrd, fyoʊrd; Norwegian fyoʊr, fyʊər/
noun
1.
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  • We flew to where the fiord empties into the ocean and then inward over a channel that was jam packed with icebergs.
  • As the ice enters the fiord, flow is shunted to the west by what is likely a bedrock obstacle.
  • The ice dam later burst as the fiord's water rose, and the narrow opening was restored.
British Dictionary definitions for fiord

fiord

/fjɔːd/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of fjord

fjord

/fjɔːd/
noun
1.
(esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action
Word Origin
C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford
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Word Origin and History for fiord
n.

alternative form of fjord (q.v.).

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