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Windkanter

English translation: ventifact

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00:16 Apr 5, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / wind erosion
German term or phrase: Windkanter
....the reference is to wind-worn rock that have characteristic shapes, e.g....'Windkanter'.....
....keine Umschreibung bitte !!
Erich Friese
Australia
Local time: 22:47
English translation:ventifact
Explanation:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windkanter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventifact

http://www.hoptechno.com/jlmpgtis.htm
http://de.bab.la/woerterbuch/deutsch-englisch/ventifact.html

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Andrea Winzer
United States
Local time: 08:47
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4 +2ventifact
Andrea Winzer


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
ventifact


Explanation:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windkanter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventifact

http://www.hoptechno.com/jlmpgtis.htm
http://de.bab.la/woerterbuch/deutsch-englisch/ventifact.html



Andrea Winzer
United States
Local time: 08:47
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 25
Notes to answerer
Asker: ventifact is a general term for most wind-eroded rocks. Windkanter is a specific shape (as is yardang). Windkanter appears to be used ...as is


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Hollywood: or "wind-shaped"
3 hrs
  -> Thank you, David!

agree  Alan Johnson: I have one or two nice ones in my collection. No pictures, unfortunately.
5 hrs
  -> Thank you, Alan!
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