Definition of biface in English:


Line breaks: bi¦face
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪfeɪs


  • A type of prehistoric stone implement flaked on both faces.
    More example sentences
    • The stone tools included 16 bifaces, one uniface side scraper, 16 modified flakes, and six cores.
    • Our data indicate that much of the jasper was carried away from the quarry as potential flake tools, flake blanks, and bifaces.
    • In general, these are relatively thick and crudely flaked lanceolate bifaces with slightly expanding stems.

More definitions of biface

Definition of biface in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody