icefall definition

  • noun:
    • The element of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall that moves down a steep slope.
    • An avalanche of ice.
    • a comparatively quick and turbulent flow of ice, significantly analogous to a waterfall
    • A frozen waterfall, or size of ice resembling a frozen waterfall.
    • The dislodgment and autumn of public from a glacier, or from a floating iceberg.
    • A glacier. [Poetical.]
    • a steep section of a glacier resembling a frozen waterfall

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