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SS: Landforms

4th: Unit 1: CH 1

TermDefinition
isthmus A narrow piece of land that joins two larger pieces of land.
island A body of land completely surrounded by water.
plain An area of mostly flat, treeless land.
channel A body of water that connects two bigger bodies of water.
bay A body of water partly closed in by land.
ocean The largest bodies of salt water.
volcano A cone-shaped opening on the earth's surface that spews ash, lava, and gas.
continent The largest of all landforms.
archipelago A large group of islands clustered together.
mesa A hill or mountain with steep sides and a flat top.
strait A narrow flow of water that connects two bigger bodies of water.
gulf A large area of an ocean or a sea partly closed in by land. It is usually bigger than a bay.
hill A raised, rounded landform that is lower than a mountain.
sea A large body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean and is surrounded almost entirely by land.
mountain A landform that rises high above other land areas.
cape A pointed piece of land that stretches out into the water. It is smaller than a peninsula.
peninsula Land surrounded by water on three sides.
river A large stream of water that empties into another body of water.
lake A large body of water that is completely surrounded by land.
tributary A river or stream that joins a larger one.
waterfall A steep fall or flow of water from a high place.
valley Low areas that separate mountains and hills.
marsh Muddy, flat lowlands.
glacier A huge mass of ice that moves slowly down a slope or spreads outward over a land surface.
Created by: debiza