back-set bed


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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“Back-set bed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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