Definition of Drumlin

1. Noun. A mound of glacial drift.

Generic synonyms: Drift



Definition of Drumlin

1. n. A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion.

Definition of Drumlin

1. Noun. An elongated hill or ridge of glacial drift. ¹

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Definition of Drumlin

1. a long hill of glacial drift [n -S]

Medical Definition of Drumlin

1. A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion. Origin: Gael. Druim the ridge of a hill. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drumlin

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drumlin (current term)
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Literary usage of Drumlin

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1. Glaciers of North America: A Reading Lesson for Students of Geography and by Israel Cook Russell (1904)
"The location of a drumlin would be determined by the presence of debris sufficiently abundant to cause stagnation in the ice containing it, which would vary ..."

2. Report (1905)
"Fort Wayne, Ind. drumlin AREAS IN NORTHERN MICHIGAN. ISRAEL C. RUSSELL. There are at least two regions in the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, ..."

3. Report of the State Board of Geological Survey by Michigan Geological Survey, Alfred Church Lane (1907)
"companion drumlin. on the opposite border of the trough, has been removed. The portions of drumlin troughs referred to. left attached to drumlins, ..."

4. Forest Physiography: Physiography of the United States and Principles of by Isaiah Bowman (1911)
"... but by the more rapid development of the Lewis- ton channel the Lockport channel was abandoned.1 drumlin TYPES AND BELTS Among topographic forms due to ..."

5. Elementary Physical Geography by William Morris Davis (1902)
"A drumlin, Massachusetts 174. Valleys, Lakes, and Waterfalls in Regions of Ancient Glaciers.—Some of the ancient glaciers of mountain regions were very ..."

6. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"drumlin near Newark, NY (USGS) blocking up their own openings from the ice, they likewise cause the deposition of sand, gravel, and boulders within their ..."

7. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1895)
"... and the frequently observed downward and upward curving lamination in the drumlin till where it encloses boulders,--all these noteworthy features are ..."

8. Papers and Notes on the Glacial Geology of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry Carvill Lewis, Henry William Crosskey (1894)
"... moulded into the form of a drumlin, the flat end pointing south, from whence the ice came (fig. 82). By a medial moraine I do not mean one made by the ..."

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