pressure ridge


pressure ridge
noun
: a ridge produced on floating ice by buckling or crushing under lateral pressure of wind or tide or on a congealing lava flow by the continued movement of its liquid interior

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1. a ridge produced on floating ice by buckling or crushing under lateral pressure of wind or ice.
2. Geol. a ridge produced on a congealing lava flow by pressure from the still-liquid interior.
[1895-1900]

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pressure ridge noun
A ridge formed by lateral pressure in floating ice in polar waters
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Main Entry:pressure

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pressure ridge,
a ridge of ice in arctic waters caused by lateral pressure.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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