Cirque

A cirque (from a French word for `arena`) is an amphitheatre-like valley head, formed at the head of a valley glacier by erosion. Alternative names for this landform are corrie (from Scottish Gaelic coire meaning a pot or cauldron) and cwm (Welsh for `valley`, pronounced coom). A cirque may also be a similarly shaped landform arising from fluv...
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cirque

A deep, semi-circular basin eroded out of a mountain by an alpine glacier.
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Cirque

• (n.) A circle; a circus; a circular erection or arrangement of objects. • (n.) A kind of circular valley in the side of a mountain, walled around by precipices of great height.
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cirque

(French: `circle`), amphitheatre-shaped basin with precipitous walls, at the head of a glacial valley. It generally results from erosion beneath the ... [5 related articles]
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cirque

corrie noun a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
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Cirque

[landform] This category includes technology and design techniques related to the safety of nuclear weapons. ...
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Cirque

Cirque noun [ French, from Latin circus .] 1. A circle; a circus; a circular erection or arrangement of objects. « A dismal cirque Of Druid stones upon a forlorn moor. Keats. » 2. A kind of circular valley in the side of a mountain, walled around by p...
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Cirque

A bowl shape or amphitheater usually sculpted out of the mountain terrain by a glacier.
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Cirque

A deep, steep-walled mountain basin or amphitheater carved out of the mountain by an alpine glacier. Similar to a bowl but generally steeper.
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cirque

A steep-walled hollow in a mountain side, shaped like an amphitheater, or bowl, with one side partially cut away. Place of origin of a mountain glacier.
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Cirque

A steep-walled horseshoe-shaped recess high on a mountain that is formed by glacial erosion.
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Cirque

A steep-walled horseshoe-shaped recess high on a mountain that is formed by glacial erosion.
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cirque

a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain
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Cirque

An amphitheater-shaped depression at the head of a glacial valley, excavated mainly by ice plucking and frost wedging.
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cirque

French name for a corrie, a steep-sided armchair-shaped hollow in a mountainside
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Cirque

Glacially eroded rock basin found on mountains. Most alpine glaciers originate from a cirque.
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cirque

Southwest-looking oblique aerial photograph showing a number of snow-covered cirques, cut into the summit of a Coast Mountains ridge along the Alaska-Canada border, east of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Credit: USGS Also known as a corrie or cwm, a steep-sided hollow formed by glacial erosi...
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cirque

The head of a glacial valley, usually with the form of one half of an inverted cone. The upper edges have the steepest slopes, approaching vertical, and the base may be flat or hollowed out and occupied by a small lake or pond.
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Cirque

The head of a glacial valley, usually with the form of one half of an inverted cone. The upper edges
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cirque

[n] - a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain
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