drumlinoid ridge


drumlinoid ridge
   A rock drumlin or drift deposit whose form approaches but does not fully attain that of a classic drumlin, even though it seemingly results from similar processes of moving ice.
   Compare: drumlin, interdrumlin.
   SW & GG

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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