kame

Kame is a Scottish name for a steep-sided ridge, a hummocky deposit at the front of an ice sheet. A kame terrace is typically formed between the lower edge of a glacier and the valley below, where trapped meltwater coming from under the ice carries sediment and then deposits it. Once the glacier melts, that deposit constitutes a ridge on the slope, usually composed of sand and gravel.

William Kittredge