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lateral moraine

noun, Geology
a moraine formed at the side of a glacier. Unabridged
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  • If you cross the creek you will continue east to a lateral moraine deposited by receding glaciers.
  • General view of the glacier and great northern amphitheater from the lateral moraine.
  • lateral moraine piled up by the glacier in the foreground.
  • Well-developed end and lateral moraine, shown only northwest part of quadrangle.
  • It is notable in that it is impounded by a lateral moraine, rather than the terminal moraine.
  • Bench is an old lateral moraine well above the lake.
  • The shape is linear if contours are substantially a straight line, as on the side of a lateral moraine.
lateral moraine in Science
lateral moraine  
See under moraine.
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