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glacier British & World English

A slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles

Siachen Glacier British & World English

A glacier in the Karakoram mountains in NW India, situated at an altitude of some 5,500 m (17,800 ft). Extending over 70 km (44 miles), it is one of the world’s longest glaciers

Beardmore Glacier British & World English

A glacier in Antarctica, flowing from the Queen Maud Mountains to the Ross Ice Shelf, at the southern edge of the Ross Sea

Glacier Bay National Park British & World English

A national park in SE Alaska, on the Pacific coast. Extending over an area of 12,880 sq. km (4,975 sq. miles), it contains the terminus of the Grand Pacific Glacier


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