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icefall

[ahys-fawl] /ˈaɪsˌfɔl/
noun
1.
a jumbled mass of ice in a glacier.
2.
a mass of ice overhanging a precipice.
3.
a falling of ice from a glacier, iceberg, etc.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; ice + fall
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Examples for icefall
  • The focal point of this image is an icefall that feeds into the glacier from the vast ice sheet covering the polar plateau.
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icefall

/ˈaɪsˌfɔːl/
noun
1.
a very steep part of a glacier that has deep crevasses and resembles a frozen waterfall
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