Sheepback
Sheepback Sheep"back`, n. (Geol.) A rounded knoll of rock resembling the back of a sheep. -- produced by glacial action. Called also {roche moutonn['e]e}; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

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  • sheepback — noun A rock formation created by the passing of a glacier. Syn: roche moutonnée …   Wiktionary

  • sheepback — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : roche moutonnée …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheepback rock — /sheep bak /, Geol. See roche moutonnée. [1875 80; SHEEP + BACK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sheepback rock — /sheep bak /, Geol. See roche moutonnée. [1875 80; SHEEP + BACK1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • roche moutonn'ee — Sheepback Sheep back , n. (Geol.) A rounded knoll of rock resembling the back of a sheep. produced by glacial action. Called also {roche moutonn[ e]e}; usually in the plural. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roche moutonnée — /rohsh mooht n ay /; Fr. /rddawsh mooh taw nay /, Geol. a rounded, glacially eroded rock outcrop, usually one of a group, resembling a sheep s back. Also called sheepback rock. [1835 45; < F: glaciated rock, lit., fleecy rock] * * * ▪ geology… …   Universalium

  • Roche moutonn'ee — Roche mou ton n[ e]e [F., sheep shaped rock.] (Geol.) See {Sheepback}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glacier — This article is about the geological formation. For other uses, see Glacier (disambiguation). The Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram, Kashmir, Northern Pakistan. At 62 kilometres (39 mi) in length, it is one of the longest alpine glaciers on… …   Wikipedia

  • Midstate Trail (Massachusetts) — This article is about the Midstate Trail of Massachusetts. For other trails named Midstate or Mid State, see Midstate Trail (disambiguation). Midstate Trail (Massachusetts) View from the Midstate Trail on Mount Watatic Length 92 miles… …   Wikipedia

  • Roche moutonnée — In glaciology, a roche moutonnée (or sheepback) is a rock formation created by the passing of a glacier. When a glacier erodes down to bedrock, it can form tear drop shaped hills that taper in the direction of flow.The appearance of the erosional …   Wikipedia

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