[ ven-tuh-fakt ]
/ ˈvɛn təˌfækt /
a pebble or cobble that has been faceted, grooved, and polished by the erosive action of wind-driven sand.
THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC
Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
Words nearby ventifact
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for ventifact
/ (ˈvɛntɪˌfækt) /
geology a pebble that has been shaped by wind-blown sand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for ventifact
[ vĕn′tə-făkt′ ]
A rock or pebble that has been shaped, polished, or faceted by wind-driven sand.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.