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slab avalanche

Line breaks: slab ava|lanche

Definition of slab avalanche in English:

noun

An avalanche formed by a sheet of snow breaking along a fracture line.
Example sentences
  • A massive slab avalanche had broken off above them, causing the entire bowl to release.
  • Nothing is worse than the slow grinding of a wet slab avalanche breaking your body to pieces.
  • It is, however, the dry avalanche, and in particular the dry slab avalanche, that is of primary concern to anyone evaluating the importance of avalanches as a natural hazard.

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