Scree meaning

skrē
Loose rock debris covering a slope.
noun
5
1
(uncountable) Loose stony debris on a slope.
noun
5
1
A slope of loose rock debris at the base of a steep incline or cliff.
noun
5
2
A slope of such material at the base of a cliff, etc.
noun
3
2
noun
3
3
Advertisement
A harsh high-pitched sound as of a hawk.
noun
1
0
To make a high-pitched sound like that of a hawk.
verb
1
0
To flatten or level concrete, while still wet, and clear protruding stones and gravel from the surface.
verb
1
1
To traverse scree.
verb
0
1

Origin of scree

  • Probably ultimately from Old Norse skridha landslide from skrīdha to slide

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

  • From Old Norse skriða (“landslip"). Also see screed.

    From Wiktionary

  • (onomatopoeia)

    From Wiktionary