Fjord definition

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A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes.
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A long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of a mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by glaciers.
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A long, narrow, deep inlet between cliffs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fjord
Plural:
fjords

Origin of fjord

  • Norwegian from Old Norse fjördhr per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Norwegian fjord, from Old Norse fjǫrðr. Cognate to firth, ford.

    From Wiktionary