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drumlin

Syllabification: drum·lin
Pronunciation: /ˈdrəmlin
 
/

Definition of drumlin in English:

noun

Geology
A low oval mound or small hill, typically one of a group, consisting of compacted boulder clay molded by past glacial action.
Example sentences
  • Here, a drumlin, an oval mound smooth-sculpted by glaciers, rises to give an uninterrupted panorama of sea, fields and forests from its grassy crown.
  • About 10,000 years ago, boulders and soils trapped beneath retreating ice sheets were moulded into drumlins, and it is believed there is an island for each day of the year.
  • A large interior plateau contains dense forests, thousands of lakes and peat bogs, and rocky infertile soils associated with a glacially modified landscape with numerous drumlins and eskers.

Origin

mid 19th century: probably from drum2 + -lin from -ling.

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