[kraws-bed-id, kros-]
adjective Geology.
  1. having irregular laminations, as strata of sandstone, inclining in various directions not coincident with the general stratification.

Origin of cross-bedded

cross- + bedded (see bed, -ed2)
Related formscross-bed·ding, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for cross bedding

cross bedding

  1. geology layering within one or more beds in a series of rock strata that does not run parallel to the plane of stratificationAlso called: false bedding
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