Meaning of crag and tail in English:

crag and tail


  • A rocky outcrop with a tapering ridge of glacial deposits extending to one side.

    ‘Common micro-scale landforms are striations, crag and tails, friction cracks and p-forms.’
    • ‘The most well known example of crag and tail occurs in the centre of Edinburgh.’
    • ‘Salisbury Crag is a classic crag and tail where glaciers have left a tail of sediment extending to the right.’
    • ‘A crag and tail is a larger rock mass than a roche moutonnee.’
    • ‘The other effect of the deflection of the ice was that there was more erosion between the crag and tails.’