a small, conical volcano built of ash and cinders.
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Origin of cinder cone
First recorded in 1840–50
Words nearby cinder cone
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Example sentences from the Web for cinder cone
Nor did these people neglect the gods, for in this crater town, as in the cinder-cone town, a place of worship was prepared.Canyons of the Colorado|J. W. Powell
Scientific definitions for cinder cone
[ sĭn′dər ]
A steep, conical hill consisting of glassy volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a volcanic vent. Cinder cones range in size from tens to hundreds of meters tall.
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