Definition of Outwash

1. Noun. (geology) The sediment (mostly sand and gravel) deposited by water flowing from a melting glacier ¹



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Definition of Outwash

1. detritus washed from a glacier [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outwash

outwalks
outwall
outwalls
outwar
outward
outward-bound
outward-developing
outward-moving
outwardly
outwardness
outwardnesses
outwards
outwarred
outwarring
outwars
outwash (current term)
outwashes
outwaste
outwasted
outwastes
outwasting
outway
outways
outwear
outwearied
outwearies

Literary usage of Outwash

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Glaciation of the Puget Sound Region by J. Harlen Bretz (1913)
"RECESSIONAL MORAINES AND outwash OF THE EASTERN LOBE. INTRODUCTORY. For the successful delineation of the systematic relations of moraine ridges, ..."

2. Geography of the Middle Illinois Valley by Harlan Harland Barrows (1910)
"outwash from the ice edge east of De Pue.—Evidence of outwash from a stationary ... outwash from points beyond area, of report.—It is doubtful whether the ..."

3. Military Geology and Topography: A Presentation of Certain Phases of Geology by Herbert Ernest Gregory (1918)
"outwash plain.—Water from the melting ice washed gravel, sand, ... Camp Upton and Camp Mills have been built upon the outwash plain of Long Island. ..."

4. The Geology of Wayne County, Ohio by Guy Woolard Conrey (1921)
"STRATIFIED DRIFT outwash outwash deposits consist of stratified sand and ... Comparatively little outwash is associated with the main morainic system in the ..."

5. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"outwash plains and valley trains sometimes begin in kame areas. ... In this figure the rough moraine leads to a sandy outwash plain on the left. ..."

6. The Iowan Drift: A Review of the Evidences of the Iowan Stage of Glaciation by William Clinton Alden, Morris Morgan Leighton (1917)
"IOWAN outwash AND OTHER GRAVELS. In accordance with the evidence already presented which indicates that there really is an lowan drift-sheet, ..."

7. The Iowan Drift: A Review of the Evidences of the Iowan Stage of Glaciation by William Clinton Alden, Morris Morgan Leighton (1917)
"IOWAN outwash AND OTHER GRAVELS. In accordance with the evidence already presented which indicates that there really is an lowan drift-sheet, ..."

8. Alaskan Glacier Studies of the National Geographic Society in the Yakutat by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin, National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1914)
"A few hundred feet from the moraine they merge into a smooth, gently-sloping outwash plain which extends southward and westward. This plain is trenched by ..."

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