Dictionary

shield volcano

shield volcano

noun

Definition of SHIELD VOLCANO

:  a broad rounded volcano that is built up by successive outpourings of very fluid lava

First Known Use of SHIELD VOLCANO

1911

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: shielingPrevious Word in the Dictionary: shieldtailAll Words Near: shield volcano
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears