What is another word for Serac?

53 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ sˈɛɹak], [ sˈɛɹak], [ s_ˈɛ_ɹ_a_k]

Serac, which refers to a sharp ridge or pinnacle of ice protruding from a glacier, is often used in mountaineering and glaciology. While there are no exact synonyms for this word, some similar terms include icefall, crevasse, and glacier tower. An icefall is a dangerous area on a glacier where ice breaks into numerous jagged pieces creating a chaotic terrain. A crevasse, on the other hand, is a deep crack or fissure in a glacier, often resulting from tension within the ice. Lastly, glacier tower refers to a tall, conical peak of ice that forms due to differential melting and freezing of the glacier. All in all, these words describe natural formations of ice that can be equally awe-inspiring and perilous.

What are the hypernyms for Serac?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Glacier feature, Glacier structure, Icy protuberance, Snow formation, ice formation.

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