Yardang

/ˈjɑːdaŋ/

Origin

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

Yardang

noun

  1. a keel-shaped crest or ridge of rock, formed by the action of the wind, usually parallel to the prevailing wind direction.

dictionary.com

Yardang

noun

  1. 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.

lexico.com

Yardang

noun

  1. : a sharp-crested ridge carved by wind erosion from soft but coherent deposits (as clayey sand)

merriam-webster.com

Nearby words

yard of ale , yard sale , yard-long bean , yard-of-ale , yardage , yardarm , yardbird , yardie , yarding , yardland

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