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cirque

 (sûrk)
n.
1. A steep bowl-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream. Also called cwm.
2. A ring; a circle.

[French, from Latin circus, circle; see circle.]

cirque

(sɜːk)
n
1. (Physical Geography) Also called: corrie or cwm a semicircular or crescent-shaped basin with steep sides and a gently sloping floor formed in mountainous regions by the erosive action of a glacier
2. (Archaeology) archaeol an obsolete term for circle11
3. poetic a circle, circlet, or ring
[C17: from French, from Latin circus ring, circle, circus]

cirque

(sɜrk)

n.
1. a bowl-shaped, steep-walled mountain basin carved by glaciation, often containing a small round lake.
2. circle; ring.
[1595–1605; < French < Latin circus; see circus]

cirque

A mountain hollow eroded by snow and ice. It may contain snow or a lake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cirque - a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountaincirque - a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
basin - a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"
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