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ice·fall

 (īs′fôl′)
n.
1. The part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall that flows down a steep slope.
2. An avalanche of ice.

icefall

(ˈaɪsˌfɔːl)
n
(Physical Geography) a very steep part of a glacier that has deep crevasses and resembles a frozen waterfall

ice•fall

(ˈaɪsˌfɔl)

n.
1. a jumbled mass of ice in a glacier.
2. a falling of ice from a glacier, iceberg, etc.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.icefall - a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfallicefall - a steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
Translations

icefall

[ˈaɪsˌfɔːl] nseraccata
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