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fjord

or fiord  (fyôrd)
n.
A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes, especially one shaped by glacial action.

[Norwegian, from Old Norse fjördhr; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

fjord

(fjɔːd) or

fiord

n
(Physical Geography) (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]

fjord

or fiord

(fyɔrd, fyoʊrd, fiˈɔrd, -ˈoʊrd)

n.
1. a long narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs usu. formed by glacial erosion.
2. (in Scandinavia) a bay.
[1670–80; < Norwegian; see firth]
fjord′ic, adj.

fjord

(fyôrd)
A long, narrow, winding inlet from the sea between steep slopes of a mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by glaciers.

fjord

A long, narrow, steep-sided sea inlet invading a glaciated valley.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fjord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffsfjord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
inlet, recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
Translations
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fjord

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