[ yahr-dahng ]

  1. a keel-shaped crest or ridge of rock, formed by the action of the wind, usually parallel to the prevailing wind direction.

Origin of yardang

First recorded in 1900–05; earlier jardang, from Turkic yardang “steep cliff,” a term introduced by Swedish geographer Sven Hedin (1865–1952)

Words Nearby yardang

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How to use yardang in a sentence

  • The famous sphinx at Giza in Egypt may be a modified yardang.

    Deserts | A. S. Walker