shatter cone

noun

Definition of shatter cone

: 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)

First Known Use of shatter cone

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Shatter cone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shatter%20cone. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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