Origin of fiordNorwegian fjord from Old Norse fjörthr, akin to Old English ford, ford
A fiord in Norway.
Fiord, an alternative spelling for fjord, is defined as an inlet or a narrow body of seawater with high cliffs on the sides.
An example of a fiord is the Sognefjord of Norway.
- (about 32 miles) long, the ends being in the same magnetic meridian, on opposite sides of a fiord, and observations were confined to this meridian, strict simultaneity being secured by signals.
- The lower Hudson, below Troy, is really a fiord, the stream valley being drowned by the sea through subsidence of the land.