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sheet erosion

noun
1.
Geology. erosion by sheets of running water, rather than by streams.
Also called sheet-flood erosion
[sheet-fluhd] /ˈʃitˌflʌd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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