earlier jardang, term introduced by Sven Hedin (1904); perhaps a compound with Uigur yar cliff, precipice, or a cognate Turkic word (Source: dictionary.com)
Early 20th century from Turkish, ablative of yar ‘steep bank’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Yardang
- a keel-shaped crest or ridge of rock, formed by the action of the wind, usually parallel to the prevailing wind direction.
- A sharp irregular ridge of sand lying in the direction of the prevailing wind in exposed desert regions, formed by the wind erosion of adjacent material which is less resistant.
- : a sharp-crested ridge carved by wind erosion from soft but coherent deposits (as clayey sand)
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