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Definition of bergschrund noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bergschrund

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɜːɡʃrʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrkʃrʊnt//
 
(geology)
 
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a deep crack formed where a glacier (= a large moving mass of ice) meets the side of a mountain Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from German, from Berg ‘mountain’ + Schrund ‘crevice’.