interbed

verb
in·​ter·​bed | \ ˌin-tər-ˈbed How to pronounce interbed (audio) \
interbedded; interbedding

Definition of interbed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to lie or settle in sedimentary layers between other existing layers … consists of … sandstones of variable thickness that interbed with grey and greenish shales.— D. J. W. Piper

interbed

noun
plural interbeds

Definition of interbed (Entry 2 of 2)

: a typically thin layer of one kind of sedimentary material located between layers of another kind … it ranges from boulder gravel to pebble gravel, with local interbeds of sand …— R. B. Morrison

Other Words from interbed

Verb

interbedded adjective
The factory crushed shale extracted from the site, discarded the interbedded limestone, and baked the clay into bricks. — Patrick L. Hamilton

First Known Use of interbed

Verb

1858, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Interbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interbed. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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