(also meltwaters) Water formed by the melting of snow and ice, especially from a glacier: meltwater lies in pools on the frozen ground glacial meltwaters gathered on a thick bed of boulder clay
More example sentences
- Huge glaciers and meltwater carved out the deep trough of the glen some 20,000 years ago.
- Large quantities of glacier meltwater deposited various kinds of material, the most important of which is called outwash (advance or recessional), consisting mostly of sands and gravels.
- Although ice masses in those areas make up only 30 percent of the world's glaciers, they contribute 70 percent of the total glacial meltwater.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: melt|water
Definition of meltwater in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.