Main definitions of Saale in English

: Saale1Saale2

Saale1

proper noun

  • A river of east central Germany. Rising in northern Bavaria near the border with the Czech Republic, it flows 425 km (265 miles) north to join the Elbe near Magdeburg.

Pronunciation:

Saale

/ˈsɑːlə/

Main definitions of Saale in English

: Saale1Saale2

Saale2

noun

Geology
  • 1[usually as modifier] The penultimate Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe, corresponding to the Wolstonian of Britain (and possibly the Riss of the Alps).

    1. 1.1 The system of deposits laid down in the Saale glaciation.
      • ‘Professor Shotton asked for amplification of the relationships of the Older Till, which the author dated as Saale, to the later drifts.’
      • ‘Glacial deposits found in the southern part are probably of Saale age, or even older.’

Origin

1930s: from Saale.

Pronunciation:

Saale

/ˈsɑːlə/