What does the word glacial mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to glaciers; icy.

Usage examples for glacial

  1. The train skirts the shore of Lough Corrib, and one has beautiful glimpses of the lake and the hills beyond; and then it plunges into a wild and desolate country, strewn with great glacial boulders, some of them poised so precariously on hill- side and cliff- edge that it seems the rattle of every passing train would bring them crashing down. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  2. At all times difficult, this travel was now made especially dangerous by the fact that the old glacial surface was not yet covered by the hard- packed winter drifts. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely