outwash
noun Date: 1894 detritus consisting chiefly of gravel and sand carried by running water from the melting ice of a glacier and laid down in stratified deposits

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • outwash — /owt wosh , wawsh /, n. Geol. the material, chiefly sand or gravel, deposited by meltwater streams in front of a glacier. [1890 95; OUT + WASH] * * * Deposit of sand and gravel carried by running water from the melting ice of a glacier and laid… …   Universalium

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  • outwash — zandras statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Lyguma, susidariusi iš ledyno tirpsmo vandenų suklostytų nuogulų. Dažniausiai šliejasi prie ledyno paliktų galinių morenų. atitikmenys: angl. outwash; outwash plain; sandur vok. Sander …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • outwash —    [ glacial geology ]    Stratified and sorted sediments (chiefly sand and gravel) removed or washed out from a glacier by melt water streams and deposited in front of or beyond the end moraine or the margin of a glacier. The coarser material is …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • outwash — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater beyond the active glacial ice. Outwash sediments are commonly characterized by poorly bedded gravels interlayered with well bedded (and commonly cross bedded) sands …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • outwash — abliacija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ledo ar sniego dangos mažėjimas dėl tirpimo, garavimo ar mechaninio ardymo. atitikmenys: angl. ablation; outwash vok. Auswaschung, f rus. aбляция, f; смыв, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • outwash — noun The sediment (mostly sand and gravel) deposited by water flowing from a melting glacier …   Wiktionary

  • outwash —    Stratified sand and gravel removed or washed out from a glacier by meltwater streams and deposited in front of or beyond the end moraine or the margin of an active glacier. The coarser material is deposited nearer to the ice [6] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • outwash — washout …   Anagrams dictionary

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