facing or located in the direction from which a glacier moves
Origin of stossGerman ; from stossen, to push ; from Old High German stozan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)teu-, to push, beat from source stock, Classical Latin tundere, to strike
Facing the direction from which a glacier moves. Used of a rock or slope in its path.
Origin of stossFrom German Stoss-, push, blow (as in Stossseite, stoss side), from stossen, to push, from Middle High German st&omacron;zen, from Old High German st&omacron;zan.
- (geology) Facing towards the advancing flow of a glacier.
From German stoss-, from stossen (“to push"), from Old High German stÅzan.