Definition of tor in English:

tor

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Pronunciation: /tɔː
 
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noun

  • A hill or rocky peak: [in place names]: Glastonbury Tor
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    • Block and boulder-strewn nubbins and castle koppies (and the tors of south-western England) apparently evolve through the further weathering, in the subsurface, of incipient bornhardts.
    • Climb the slopes in a NNE to The Sneck, then continue E to gain the plateau and summit tor of Ben Avon.
    • A little to the south-east of this summit lies a curious constellation of rock tors, three individual outcrops of fine - grained granite.

Origin

Old English torr, perhaps of Celtic origin and related to Welsh tor 'belly' and Scottish Gaelic tòrr 'bulging hill'.

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