- A large mass or body of snow and ice sliding swiftly down a mountain side, or falling down a precipice.
- A fall of earth, rocks, etc., similar to that of an avalanche of snow or ice.
- A sudden, great, or irresistible descent or influx of anything.
- Dutch: lawine
- French: avalanche
- German: Lawine
- Italian: valanga
- Spanish: alud
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