a winding, narrow ridge of sand or gravel, probably deposited by a stream flowing in or under glacial ice
sometimes called es·kar
Origin of eskerIrish eiscir, a ridge
A long, narrow, steep-sided ridge of coarse sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in or under a melting sheet of glacial ice. Also called os3.
Origin of eskerIrish Gaelic eiscir, from Old Irish escir.
From Irish eiscir.