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scree

 (skrē)
n.
1. Loose rock debris covering a slope.
2. A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.

[Probably ultimately from Old Norse skridha, landslide, from skrīdha, to slide.]

scree

(skriː)
n
(Geological Science) an accumulation of weathered rock fragments at the foot of a cliff or hillside, often forming a sloping heap. Also called: talus
[Old English scrīthan to slip; related to Old Norse skrītha to slide, German schreiten to walk]

scree

(skri)

n.
a steep mass of loose rock on the slope of a mountain; talus.
[1775–85; < Old Norse skritha landslide]

scree

- A mass of small loose stones that form or cover a slope on a mountain.
See also related terms for slope.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scree - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliffscree - a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
Translations

scree

[ˈskriː] Npedregal m (en una ladera)

scree

[ˈskriː] néboulis m

scree

nGeröll nt; scree slopeGeröllhalde f, → Geröllfeld nt

scree

[skriː] nghiaione m
References in periodicals archive ?
"They managed to get themselves down to Llyn y Gadair at the foot of the scree, but were sufficiently shaken up by their experience as to be unable to proceed from that position."
The pair in their 20s, from the West Midlands, dialled 999 after one of the women became scared while 200ft up a scree slope near Penmaenmawr in North Wales on Thursday night.
The path is one of the most challenging routes to the summit of Snowdon, not only because it is the route with the greatest ascent, but because the upper section of the path crosses a steep and loose scree slope which is difficult to navigate.
These are larger, 110mm diameter trucks with contoured grooving that helps navigate scree and gravel.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin disavowing weak dollar attribution, before rolling back over to session lows of 108.62 on the Kuroda scree earlier.
It can add height in a gravel scree bed or be used as a container plant in a small garden.
He later moved on to the small scree, where he shot to fame through various intriguing works.
Improving the Scree Plot for the Number-of-Factors Decision
Emergency crews were called to the an area of scree on the mountain just below the summit on Wednesday, about 2.15pm.
Into the scree of memory even As it unfolds, piling it up against The
He told Norton that he was scanning the face from base camp through a high-powered telescope, when he saw something queer in a gully below the scree shelf.