plucking definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of pluck.
  • noun:
    • An act in which anything is plucked
    • An act denoted because of the verb pluck; especially in geology, the procedure by which blocks of bed-rock are torn from their particular ledges by moving ice. The word is applied particularly to this impact on the downward slopes, where the dragging action of ice appears to be worth focusing on, as indicated in the term. Plucking is the method involved in the head-ward expansion of glacial valleys as well as the excavation of cirques.

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