[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.


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