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bergschrund Line breaks: berg|schrund
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːɡʃrʊnd/

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Definition of bergschrund in English:


A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

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