Definition of drumlin in English:

drumlin

noun

Geology
  • A low oval mound or small hill, typically one of a group, consisting of compacted boulder clay molded by past glacial action.

    • ‘The drumlins and lush scenery are perfect antidotes to the sight and sound of traffic, litter-strewn pavements and concrete blocks.’
    • ‘A large interior plateau contains dense forests, thousands of lakes and peat bogs, and rocky infertile soils associated with a glacially modified landscape with numerous drumlins and eskers.’
    • ‘It is a land of undulating hills and hollows, dips and drumlins, rivers, inlets, estuaries and lakes, dotted with homes and barns.’
    • ‘About 10,000 years ago, boulders and soils trapped beneath retreating ice sheets were moulded into drumlins, and it is believed there is an island for each day of the year.’
    • ‘Here, a drumlin, an oval mound smooth-sculpted by glaciers, rises to give an uninterrupted panorama of sea, fields and forests from its grassy crown.’
    high ground, rising ground, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, hillock, mound, mount, knoll, hummock, tor, tump, fell, pike, mesa
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Origin

Mid 19th century: probably from drum + -lin from -ling.

Pronunciation

drumlin

/ˈdrəmlən//ˈdrəmlən/