Definition of englacial in US English:

englacial

adjective

  • Situated, occurring, or formed inside a glacier.

    • ‘Since this englacial rock has suffered little wear since falling on the ice, it is likely to consist in part of large and only moderately rounded boulders.’
    • ‘Over three field seasons (2001-2003) we examined the physical and hydraulic characteristics of englacial water flow.’
    • ‘Many of these have been interpreted as the product of englacial thrusting in ice that has undergone strong longitudinal compression, especially at the thermal boundary between warm and cold ice.’

Pronunciation

englacial

/enˈɡlāSHəl/