Entry from British & World English dictionary
A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.
- Pumping turn after exuberant turn, I drop to the south side of the mountain until I'm looking straight down into the gaping bergschrund.
- Already 20 to 30 percent stiffer than standard freeride boards, the Frontier is even firmer between the front and back foot to provide a more solid platform for when you, say, hit a bergschrund at 50 mph.
- I reach the bergschrund in less than an hour, only to find that I've miscalculated.
Mid 19th century: from German, from Berg 'mountain' + Schrund 'crevice'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.