shield volcano

noun

Definition of shield volcano

  1. :  a broad rounded volcano that is built up by successive outpourings of very fluid lava — see volcano illustration

1911

First Known Use of shield volcano

1911


Learn More about shield volcano


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shield volcano? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!