mud crack

noun Geology.

a fracture, part of a desiccation pattern, caused by the drying out and shrinking of silt or clay.

Nearby words

  1. mud,
  2. mud bath,
  3. mud berth,
  4. mud bug,
  5. mud crab,
  6. mud dauber,
  7. mud eel,
  8. mud fever,
  9. mud flat,
  10. mud gecko

Origin of mud crack

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019