ripple mark

noun

Definition of ripple mark

1 : one of a series of small ridges produced especially on sand by the action of wind, a current of water, or waves
2 : a striation across the grain of wood especially on the tangential surface

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Other Words from ripple mark

ripple-marked \ ˈri-​pəl-​ˌmärkt How to pronounce ripple-marked (audio) \ adjective

Examples of ripple mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because the grooves were cutting through real-time tidal ripple marks moving through the seamount sediment. Todd Woody, National Geographic, "Do we know enough about the deep sea to mine it?," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of ripple mark

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ripple mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ripple%20mark. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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