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dreikanter

[ drahy-kahn-ter ]
/ ˈdraɪˌkɑn tər /
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noun, plural drei·kan·ters, drei·kan·ter.

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

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Origin of dreikanter

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

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British Dictionary definitions for dreikanter

dreikanter
/ (ˈdraɪkæntə) /

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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