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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.]
(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]
a serpentine ridge of gravelly and sandy drift, formed by glacial meltwater.
[1850–55; < Irish eiscir]
A long, narrow ridge of coarse sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in or under a melting sheet of glacial ice.