Definition of claypan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkleɪpan/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A shallow depression or hollow in the ground with an impermeable clay base which holds water after rain.
Example sentences
  • Our sunset was a non-event, the sun obscured by low cloud, much to the disappointment of a couple of visitors who had carried tripods, huge lenses and other equipment out to the dry claypans (where some images show an expanse of water).
  • Otherwise it's all high and long sand ridges with claypans in between.
  • The experiment was started to avoid overflow from the existing sewage ponds into the surrounding claypans.
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