chatter mark


noun

a mark left by a tool that has been chattering.
Geology. any of a series of irregular gouges made on rock surfaces by the slipping of rock fragments held in the lower portion of a glacier.

Nearby words

  1. chattanooga,
  2. chattel,
  3. chattel house,
  4. chattel mortgage,
  5. chatter,
  6. chatterati,
  7. chatterbox,
  8. chatterer,
  9. chattering class,
  10. chattering classes

Origin of chatter mark

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for chatter mark

chatter mark

noun

any of a series of grooves, pits, and scratches on the surface of a rock, usually made by the movement of a glacier
another name for chatter (def. 8)
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