[fyawrd, fyohrd; Norwegian fyohr, fyoo r] /fyɔrd, fyoʊrd; Norwegian fyoʊr, fyʊər/
a long, narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs: usually formed by glacial erosion.
(in Scandinavia) a bay.
(esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action
1670s, from Norwegian fiord, from Old Norse fjörðr, from North Germanic *ferthuz, from PIE *prtus, from *per- “going, passage” (see port (n.1)).
A long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of a mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by glaciers.
abbreviation 1. Falkland Islands networking The country code for the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). (1999-01-27)
formerly known as
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[kee] /ki/ noun 1. Francis Scott, 1780–1843, U.S. lawyer: author of The Star-Spangled Banner. /kiː/ noun 1. a metal instrument, usually of a specifically contoured shape, that is made to fit a lock and, when rotated, operates the lock’s mechanism 2. any instrument that is rotated to operate a valve, clock winding mechanism, etc 3. […]
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary