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 stōzen from Old High German stōzan
- (geology) Facing towards the advancing flow of a glacier.
From German stoss-, from stossen (“to push"), from Old High German stÅzan.