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interbed

verb in·ter·bed \ ˌin-tər-ˈbed \

Definition of interbed

interbedded; interbedding
: 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

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

1858

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interbed

noun

Definition of interbed

plural interbeds
: 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

First Known Use of interbed

1942

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