AskDefine | Define esker

Dictionary Definition

esker n : (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets

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English

Etymology

From eiscir.

Pronunciation

GenAm [ˈɛskɚ]

Noun

  1. A long, narrow, sinuous ridge created by deposits from a stream running beneath a glacier.

Translations

  • Finnish: harju
  • Swedish: ås

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esker in Welsh: Esgair
esker in Danish: Ås (geologi)
esker in German: Os (Landschaft)
esker in Estonian: Oos
esker in Spanish: Esker
esker in French: Esker
esker in Hindi: एस्कर
esker in Lithuanian: Ozas
esker in Dutch: Esker
esker in Norwegian: esker
esker in Polish: Oz (geologia)
esker in Portuguese: Esker
esker in Russian: Озы
esker in Finnish: Harju
esker in Swedish: Rullstensås
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