channery

[ chan-uh-ree ]

noun
  1. an accumulation of thin, flat, coarse fragments of sandstone, limestone, or schist with diameters up to 6 inches (15 centimeters): used in Scotland and Ireland for gravel.

Origin of channery

1
Scots dialect: literally, “gravelly,” equivalent to channer “gravel” (alteration of channel “gravel, channel”) + -y1;see channel1

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