Bowlder
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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  • Bowlder — may refer to:* Boulder (disambiguation) * Thomas Bowdler (1754 1825), British editor See also: * Bowdler (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • bowlder — [bōl′der] n. alt. sp. of BOULDER …   English World dictionary

  • bowlder — noun a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑boulder • Derivationally related forms: ↑bouldery (for: ↑boulder) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowlder — variant of boulder …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bowlder — /bohl deuhr/, n. boulder. * * * …   Universalium

  • bowlder — n. large rounded rock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowlder — bowl•der [[t]ˈboʊl dər[/t]] n. gel sc boulder …   From formal English to slang

  • Bowlder clay — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowlder wall — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bowlder clay — Clay Clay (kl[=a]), n. [AS. cl[=ae]g; akin to LG. klei, D. klei, and perh. to AS. cl[=a]m clay, L. glus, gluten glue, Gr. gloio s glutinous substance, E. glue. Cf. {Clog}.] 1. A soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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