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fjord or fiord (fjɔːd )



  1. (esp on the coast of Norway) a long narrow inlet of the sea between high steep cliffs formed by glacial action

Word Origin

C17: from Norwegian, from Old Norse fjörthr; see firth, ford

Example Sentences Including 'fjord'

This part of the fjord was quite narrow, because the boathouse looked towards a small island, with summer cottages dotted over it.
Barnard, Robert Death in Purple Prose
We took the path down to the fjord , where we found a simple little boathouse perched on a rock, and a rowing-boat.
Barnard, Robert Death in Purple Prose
But your point, I take it, is: why not push the body out into the fjord and make some attempt to suggest that this was a natural drowning?
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