(also gryke)
noun a fissure separating blocks or clints in a limestone pavement.
C18 (orig. north. Engl. dialect): of unknown origin.

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  • grike — noun /ɡraɪk/ A deep cleft formed in limestone surfaces due to water erosion; providing a unique habitat for plants , 1922: He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike. James Joyce,… …   Wiktionary

  • grike —   the crack in a limestone pavement …   Geography glossary

  • grike —    (British.)    1. A solutionally enlarged vertical or steeply inclined joint in the surface of a karstland, extending for up to a few meters into the limestone [10].    2. A vertical or sub vertical cleft in a limestone pavement developed by… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • grike —    (not preferred)    refer to cutter …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • grike — /graɪk/ (say gruyk) noun a vertical fissure developed, usually in limestone, by solution along a joint. Also, gryke. {alteration of Middle English crike, from Old Norse kriki crack} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • grike — ˈgrīk noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of Middle English crike, from Old Norse kriki crack, bend, concavity more at creek : crevice, crack; especially : an opening in rock widened by natural forces (as weathering or solution) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grike (Lake District) — Infobox Mountain Name= Grike Photo = Grike summit cairns.jpg Caption = Grike summit with its massive cairn and two smaller ones. Location = Cumbria, ENG Range = Lake District, Western Fells Elevation = 488 m, (1,601 ft) Prominence = c. 37 m… …   Wikipedia

  • bedding grike —    Term used to describe the occurrence of the dissolution and widening (similar to that which occurs in joints) of nearly vertical bedding in karst terranes [8].    Synonym: (German.) Schichtfugenkarren …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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