seamount









seamount


noun

  1. a submarine mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the floor of the sea but having its summit well below the surface of the water.

noun

  1. a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floorCompare guyot

n.by 1908, from sea + mount (n.).

  1. A large underwater mountain, usually conical in shape and at least 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above the ocean floor. Seamounts are usually isolated and are volcanic in origin.

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