drumlin
noun Etymology: Irish druim back, ridge (from Old Irish druimm) + English -lin (alteration of -ling) Date: circa 1833 an elongate or oval hill of glacial drift

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  • drumlin — DRÚMLIN, drumline, s.n. Formă de relief de origine glaciară, având un contur eliptic. [acc. şi: drumlín] – Din fr. drumlin. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  drumlín s. n., pl. drumlíne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Drumlin — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Drumlin, en Cato, Nueva York Un drumlin es un montículo pequeño de laderas lisas y formado, frecuentemente, por debajo de hielo glaciar en movimiento. Su forma con un extremo más afilado que otro, se debe al modo en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • drumlin — [ drɶmlin ] n. m. • 1907; mot irland., du gaélique druim « bord d une colline » ♦ Géogr. Éminence elliptique constituée par les éléments d une moraine, dans les pays de relief glaciaire. ● drumlin nom masculin (anglais drumlin, du gaélique druim …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Drumlin — Drum lin, n. [Gael. druim the ridge of a hill.] (Geol.) A hill of compact, unstratified, glacial drift or till, usually elongate or oval, with the larger axis parallel to the former local glacial motion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drumlin — (n.) 1833, dim. of drum (1725) ridge or long, narrow hill, often separating two parallel valleys, from Gael. & Ir. druim back, ridge …   Etymology dictionary

  • drumlin — [drum′lin] n. [< Ir druim, narrow ridge + lin, dim. suffix < LING1] any one of a series of low, flattened, oval mounds or hills formed by an advancing glacier …   English World dictionary

  • Drumlin — For the band, see Drumlin (band). Elongate and forested drumlins south of Puerto Williams, Chile. Flow direction here was at time of formation from west to east (left to right on picture) …   Wikipedia

  • Drumlin — Der auf einem Drumlin erbaute Ort Raderach Drumlins mit Baum im …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Drumlin — Les différentes formations glaciaires Drumlin à Clew Bay, Irl …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Drumlin — Drụm|lin 〈m. 6; Geol.〉 linsenförmige Aufschüttung von Grundmoränenmaterial aus der Eiszeit [engl.; zu ir. druim „Hügel, Rücken“] * * * Drum|lin [ drʊmlɪn , engl.: drʌmlɪn ], der; s, s u. Drums [engl. drumlin, Vkl. von: drum, zu ir. gäl. druim =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • drumlin — /drum lin/, n. Geol. a long, narrow or oval, smoothly rounded hill of unstratified glacial drift. [1825 35; DRUM2 + lin, var. of LING1] * * * ▪ geology       oval or elongated hill believed to have been formed by the streamlined movement of… …   Universalium

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