cinder cone


Definition of cinder cone

: a conical hill formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent — see volcano illustration

Examples of cinder cone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark is an ancient cinder cone volcano that last erupted 10,000 years ago, Times contributor Matt Pawlik reports in our guide to the best desert hikes in Southern California. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 Built atop an old volcanic cinder cone, Mount Tabor is beloved by runners, walkers, hikers, cyclists and stroller-pushers alike. oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2021 Red Mountain looms to the left, a volcanic cinder cone. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 9 Oct. 2020 One such place is Antelope Mountain, a fascinating cinder cone on State Trust land. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2020 Visible between the trees, a textbook-perfect cinder cone with a symmetrical crater sits 500 feet below the mountain’s north face while dozens of other more lopsided and eroded specimens are scattered on the prairies below. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2020 The massive form of Mount Baldy (11,403 feet), Blue Ridge Mountain (7,656 feet) and numerous cinder cone volcanoes jut above seemingly endless swaths of trees. Mare Czinar, azcentral, 21 June 2019 Beyond the end of the road lies Mauna Loa's wilderness area, where backpackers encounter freezing nights and rough lava trails amid volcanic wonders: barren lava twisted into nightmarish shapes, cinder cones, gaping pits. National Geographic, 15 July 2019 Visitors can explore the cinder cones, caldera, and lava flows on foot and by car or helicopter. Katie Knorovsky, National Geographic, 23 Apr. 2019

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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