A large glacier.
An example of a glacier is the Perito Moreno in Patagonia.
Origin of glacierFrench (orig., Savoy dialect, dialectal from source also German gletscher) from Vulgar Latin an unverified form glaciarium from glacia, for Classical Latin glacies, ice: see glacial
Origin of glacierFrench from Old French cold place from glace ice from Vulgar Latin glacia from Latin glaciēs ; see gel- in Indo-European roots.
Jacobsen Glacier in the Monarch Icefield of the British Columbia Coastal Range, Canada
- (geology) A large body of ice which flows under its own mass, usually downhill.