Boulder
Bowlder Bowl"der, Boulder Boul"der, n. [Cf. Sw. bullra to roar, rattle, Dan. buldre, dial. Sw. bullersteen larger kind of pebbles; perh. akin to E. bellow.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large stone, worn smooth or rounded by the action of water; a large pebble. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) A mass of any rock, whether rounded or not, that has been transported by natural agencies from its native bed. See {Drift}. [1913 Webster]

{Bowlder clay}, the unstratified clay deposit of the Glacial or Drift epoch, often containing large numbers of bowlders.

{Bowlder wall}, a wall constructed of large stones or bowlders. [1913 Webster]


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  • boulder — [ buldɶr ] n. m. • 1925; mot angl. ♦ Géol. Bloc de pierre arrondi par l érosion, roulé par les eaux, les glaces. « J ai fait l ascension de l énorme boulder qui domine le campement » (A. Gide). boulder [buldœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1925; mot angl., proprt …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Boulder — Boul der (b[=o]l d[ e]r), n. Same as {Bowlder}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boulder — (spr. bōlder), Hauptstadt der gleichnamigen Grafschaft im nordamerikan. Staat Colorado, am Ostfuß der Rocky Mountains und an der Union Pacificbahn, mit Staatsuniversität und (1900) 6150 Einw. Dabei die Caribou Silbergruben und Gold Hill… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • boulder — 1670s, variant of M.E. bulder (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source akin to Swed. dial. bullersten noisy stone (large stone in a stream, causing water to roar around it), from bullra to roar + sten stone. Or the first element may be from *buller… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • boulder — [bōl′dər] n. [ME bulder, short for bulderston < Scand, as in Swed bullersten, lit., noisy stone < bullra, to roar (akin to BELLOW) + sten, STONE] 1. any large rock worn smooth and round by weather and water 2. Geol. such a rock larger than… …   English World dictionary

  • Boulder — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Boulder (homonymie). Boulder …   Wikipédia en Français

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