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wind erosion

  1. the erosion, transportation, and deposition of topsoil by the wind, especially in dust storms.
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Origin of wind erosion

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wind erosion

Historical Examples

  • Sastrugi, only six inches high, seen on the 26th, showed the effects of wind-erosion exquisitely.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • There were monstrous, many-colored cliffs and mesas, every one eaten at in the unmistakable fashion of wind-erosion.

    Sand Doom

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • The upper part of Ladder Chine shows an interesting example of wind-erosion.