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Term: Arete Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Sharp, narrow ridge formed as a result of glacial erosion from both sides.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A jagged, narrow ridge that separates two adjacent glacier valleys or cirques. The ridge frequently resembles the blade of a serrated knife. A French term referring to the bones in a fish backbone.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

Sharp topographic ridge that separates cirques on a mountain that is or has been glaciated.  PhysicalGeography 

(from the French) A sharp, narrow, often pinnacled ridge, formed as a result of glacial erosion from both sides.  Swisseduc 

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