noun yar·dang \ˈyärˌdäŋ\

Definition of yardang



  1. :  a sharp-crested ridge carved by wind erosion from soft but coherent deposits (as clayey sand)

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Origin and Etymology of yardang

Turkish, ablative of yar steep bank, precipice

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to criticize severely

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