back-set bed

noun

Definition of back-set bed

: a stratum deposited on the rear slope of a glacial apron or sand plain as the ice retreats and consequently dipping toward the retreating ice

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First Known Use of back-set bed

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of back-set bed was circa 1909

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“Back-set bed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back-set%20bed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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