Term: Horn Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A pointed, mountain peak, typically pyramidal in shape, bounded by the walls of three or more cirques. Headward erosion has cut prominent faces and ridges into the peak. When a peak has four symmetrical faces, it is called a Matterhorn.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

A peak or pinnacle thinned and eroded by three or more glacial cirques.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Horn-shaped mountain or nunatak.  UKAntarcticTerms 

A steep-sided, pyramid-shaped peak, formed as a result of the backward erosion of cirque glaciers on three or more sides.  Swisseduc 

Pyramidal peak that forms when several cirques erode a mountain from three or more sides.  PhysicalGeography