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fjordor fiord (fyôrd)
A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes, especially one shaped by glacial action.
(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]
or fiord(fyɔrd, fyoʊrd, fiˈɔrd, -ˈoʊrd)
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]
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.
A long, narrow, steep-sided sea inlet invading a glaciated valley.