dreikanter

[drahy-kahn-ter]

noun, plural drei·kan·ters, drei·kan·ter.

a pebble or boulder having three faces formed by the action of windblown sand.

Nearby words

  1. dregs,
  2. dreibund,
  3. dreich,
  4. dreidel,
  5. dreigh,
  6. dreiser,
  7. dreiser, theodore,
  8. drek,
  9. drench,
  10. drenthe

Origin of dreikanter

1900–05; < German, equivalent to drei three + Kante edge + -er -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for dreikanter

dreikanter

noun

a pebble, common in desert areas, typically having three curved faces shaped by wind-blown sand

Word Origin for dreikanter

C20: from German: three-edged thing

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