wind erosion

[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /

noun

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
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Example sentences from the Web for wind erosion

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

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

    Sand Doom|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Sastrugi, only six inches high, seen on the 26th, showed the effects of wind-erosion exquisitely.