Icefall definition

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The part of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall that flows down a steep slope.
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An avalanche of ice.
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A jumbled mass of pulverized ice broken from the terminus of a glacier at the edge of a mountain shelf.
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That part of a valley glacier descending an unusually steep slope where the ice is broken by crevasses.
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A relatively rapid and turbulent flow of ice, somewhat analogous to a waterfall.
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Noun

Singular:
icefall
Plural:
icefalls

Origin of icefall