Definition of yardang in English:
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.
- Linear erosional features (called yardangs) found in deserts are the result of long-term erosion of wind blowing in a consistent direction.
- I stumbled upon a yardang - a rock ridge feature caused by wind and water erosion.
- Due to the hard climatic conditions of the yardang region in the Lut Desert, not much information about land surface temperatures of this region, one of the extremely arid cli-matic zones of Iran, has been extracted.
early 20th century: from Turkish, ablative of yar 'steep bank'.
Definition of yardang in:
- US English dictionary