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frost heave

n.
A section of ground or pavement that has been pushed up by the freezing of water in the soil. Also called regionally frost boil.

frost heave

n
(Physical Geography) the upthrust and cracking of a ground surface through the freezing and expansion of water underneath. Also called: frost heaving

frost′ heave`


n.
an uplift in soil caused by the freezing of internal moisture.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.frost heave - upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
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Frost heaves are responsible for large cracks, as well as potholes in your driveway, making just getting home a bumpy adventure.
The IntelliGrip would be able to sense road conditions (presumably potholes, frost heaves, and excess gravel in corners that would be a hassle for cars and a safety threat to motorcycles) and weather conditions.
The sub-base of the road consists of different materials, which leads to major frost heaves and potholes in the late winter and early spring.
Driving portions of the road was like navigating a roller-coaster riddled with frost heaves, potholes, and cracks.
Some of the speed bumps and frost heaves are pretty historic.
The trials aimed to appraise the steel's strength by replicating stresses on the pipe samples--built to the companies' specifications--from frost heaves and thaw settlements.
This allows the corner post to rise out of its hole during frost heaves without tearing apart the whole corner setup.
Yes, the pavement is cracked and potholed, ruined by years of frost heaves, but it's flat.
with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers
of a bumpy bus ride due to potholes and frost heaves, to the Crash
Soon they realize I've actually ridden farther than they, conquered frost heaves, ridden on endless miles of pea gravel and washboard road conditions.