dreikanter

dreikanter

[drahy-kahn-ter]
noun, plural dreikanters, dreikanter.
a pebble or boulder having three faces formed by the action of windblown sand.

Origin:
1900–05; < German, equivalent to drei three + Kante edge + -er -er1

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dreikanter (ˈdraɪkæntə)
 
n
a pebble, common in desert areas, typically having three curved faces shaped by wind-blown sand
 
[C20: from German: three-edged thing]

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