[es-ker] /ˈɛs kər/
a serpentine ridge of gravelly and sandy drift, believed to have been formed by streams under or in glacial ice.
a long winding ridge of gravel, sand, etc, originally deposited by a meltwater stream running under a glacier Also called os
“deposit left by a glacial stream,” 1852, from Irish eiscir “ridge of gravel.”
A long, narrow, steep-sided ridge of coarse sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in or under a melting sheet of glacial ice. Eskers range in height from 3 m (9.8 ft) to more than 200 m (656 ft) and in length from less than 100 m (328 ft) to more than 500 km (310 mi).
[es-kil-stoo-nuh, -styoo-] /ˈɛs kɪlˌstu nə, -ˌstyu-/ noun 1. a city in SE Sweden, W of Stockholm. /Swedish ˈɛskilstuːna/ noun 1. an industrial city in SE Sweden. Pop: 91 137 (2004 est)
[es-kuh-moh] /ˈɛs kəˌmoʊ/ noun, plural Eskimos (especially collectively) Eskimo for 1. 1. a member of an indigenous people of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and northeastern Siberia, characterized by short, stocky build and light-brown complexion. 2. either of two related languages spoken by the Eskimos, one in Greenland, Canada, and northern Alaska, the other in southern […]
[es-kuh-moh-uh-loot, -al-ee-oot] /ˈɛs kəˌmoʊ əˈlut, -ˈæl iˌut/ noun 1. a stock of languages, consisting of Eskimo and Aleut. adjective 2. of or belonging to Eskimo-Aleut.
noun 1. a New World curlew, Numenius borealis, that breeds in northern North America: now nearly extinct.