Definition of cross-bedding in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrɒsbɛdɪŋ/


[mass noun] Geology
Layering within a stratum and at an angle to the main bedding plane.
Example sentences
  • Lower Cretaceous tides revealed by cross-bedding with mud drapes.
  • Intra-sedimentary faults, palaeochannels, and cross-bedding in sandstones and conglomerates are locally abundant.
  • Intervals of siltstone and fine sandstone show climbing ripple lamination and low-angle cross-bedding.

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