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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A large mass of ice and snow that moves very slowly down a mountain or across land until it melts.

Usage examples (39)
  • You can tell that a glacier carved that valley because it is U-shaped.
  • Hence the name glacier, which is derived from the Latin, glacies; French, glace, glacier.
  • A big risk of doing that is what they call glacier dust, which can make you quite sick, almost to same effects as like food poisoning.
  • Climbers found body in glacier, near where training craft crashed for more
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  • A "glazier" (one who works with glass) might put in the windows of the lodge that has views of a "glacier" (a large mass of ice on a mountain).
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