Definition of Icefall

1. Noun. A steep part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall.

Group relationships: Glacier
Generic synonyms: Ice



Definition of Icefall

1. n. A frozen waterfall, or mass of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.

Definition of Icefall

1. Noun. A relatively rapid and turbulent flow of ice, somewhat analogous to a waterfall ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Icefall

1. a kind of frozen waterfall [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Icefall

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icecube tray
icecube trays
icecubes
iced
iced-over
iced-tea spoon
iced coffee
iced coffees
iced cream
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iced tea
iced teas
icedrake
icedrakes
icefall (current term)
icefalls
icefield
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icefish
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icehouse
icehouses
icekhana
icekhanas
iceland moss
iceland spar
iceless
icelight
icelike

Literary usage of Icefall

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1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"Above the old icefall the valley forks again, one branch continuing northward to ... It emerges at the foot of the great icefall cliffs, and subsequently no ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1889)
"We worked straight up these, having now and then a short bit of really good rock climbing, and then, to avoid the séracs of the icefall, which did not look ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"Above us a great icefall fell in 4000 feet of shattered séracs from Nowhere, ... Next day, after nine hours, six spent in the icefall, we had conquered it. ..."

4. Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas by William Martin Conway (1894)
"it, and so they turned back the icefall. This was no ini- there was nothing for them g aight away from it, and get py » » «* m •*» «® In ~> ™ ®3 * ISP •• mi ..."

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