- any elastic wave traveling through the material of the earth, as a wave caused by an earthquake.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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This last rolls in upon the land long after the earth-wave has arrived and spent itself.
Although the earth-wave traversed the whole city, the shock was felt more severely in some quarters than in others.