Main definitions of Saale in English

: Saale1Saale2

Saale1

proper noun

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

Pronunciation:

Saale

/ˈzälə/

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

Origin

1930s: from Saale.

Pronunciation:

Saale

/ˈzälə/