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es·ker

 (ĕs′kər)
n.
A long, narrow, steep-sided ridge of coarse sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in or under a melting sheet of glacial ice. Also called os3.

[Irish Gaelic eiscir, from Old Irish escir.]

esker

(ˈɛskə) or

eskar

n
(Geological Science) a long winding ridge of gravel, sand, etc, originally deposited by a meltwater stream running under a glacier. Also called: os
[C19: from Old Irish escir ridge]

es•ker

(ˈɛs kər)

n.
a serpentine ridge of gravelly and sandy drift, formed by glacial meltwater.
[1850–55; < Irish eiscir]

es·ker

(ĕs′kər)
A long, narrow ridge of coarse sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in or under a melting sheet of glacial ice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esker - (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
ridge - a long narrow natural elevation or striation
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