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sheet erosion


noun

Geology. erosion by sheets of running water, rather than by streams.

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Nearby words

sheesh, sheet, sheet anchor, sheet bend, sheet down, sheet erosion, sheet feeder, sheet film, sheet glass, sheet ice, sheet lightning

Origin of sheet erosion

First recorded in 1915–20
Also called sheet-flood erosion [sheet-fluhd] /ˈʃitˌflʌd/.
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