fiord

[fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoor]
noun
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fiord (fjɔːd)
 
n
a variant spelling of fjord

fjord or fiord (fjɔːd)
 
n
(esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action
 
[C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford]
 
fiord or fiord
 
n
 
[C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford]

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fiord
alternate form of fjord (q.v.).
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Example sentences
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.
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