Randkluft meaning

(geology) The headwall gap between a glacier or snowfield and the adjacent rock face at the back of the cirque or, more loosely, between the rock face and the side of the glacier.
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Origin of randkluft

  • Borrowing from German Randkluft, from Rand (“edge, brink, rim”) + Kluft (“cleft, fissure, joint”).
    From Wiktionary