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[shurd] /ʃɜrd/
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Examples from the web for sherd
  • Instead of little dots, this sherd was decorated with wavy lines.
  • One bowl sherd with a tapered rim was found, but it was too small to reconstruct the shape.
  • Occasionally, an inverted bowl or large pottery sherd was placed over the top of the vessel and acted as a cover.
  • Even a small sherd speaks eloquently for her skill, aesthetics, and creativity.
  • Additionally, a plain pottery sherd and a single chert core were found in close proximity.
  • sherd surfaces are even, with a clayey to slightly gritty feel.
  • Even a tiny sherd speaks eloquently for her skill, aesthetic judgement, and creative decisions.
British Dictionary definitions for sherd


a broken piece or fragment of a brittle substance, esp of pottery
(zoology) a tough sheath, scale, or shell, esp the elytra of a beetle
Word Origin
Old English sceard; related to Old Norse skarth notch, Middle High German scharte notch


a variant of shard
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