shatter cone

noun

: a conical fragment of rock that has striations radiating from the apex and that is formed by high pressure (as from volcanism or meteorite impact)

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shatter cone was in 1933

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“Shatter cone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shatter%20cone. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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