Drift epoch
Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

{Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n.

{Drift epoch} (Geol.), the glacial epoch.

{Drift net}, a kind of fishing net.

{Drift sail}. Same as {Drag sail}. See under {Drag}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Drift — Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.), the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift anchor — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift net — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drift sail — Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. Kane. [1913 Webster] {Drift anchor}. See {Sea anchor}, and also {Drag sail}, under {Drag}, n. {Drift epoch} (Geol.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drift|less area — «DRIHFT lihs», Geology. an area, including parts of the present states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois, which was presumably not covered by ice during the glacial epoch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epoch (reference date) — In the fields of chronology and periodization, an epoch means an instant in time chosen as the origin of a particular era. The epoch then serves as a reference point from which time is measured. Time measurement units are counted from the epoch… …   Wikipedia

  • drift period — noun Usage: often capitalized D : glacial epoch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Terrace epoch — Terrace Ter race, n. [F. terrasse (cf. Sp. terraza, It. terrazza), fr. L. terra the earth, probably for tersa, originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch, E. torrid, and thirst. See {Thirst}, and cf. {Fumitory}, {Inter}, v.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pleistocene Epoch — Earlier and longer of the two epochs that constitute the Quaternary Period. The Pleistocene began с 1.8 million years ago and ended с 10,000 years ago. It was preceded by the Pliocene Epoch of the Tertiary Period and followed by the Holocene… …   Universalium

  • Glacial epoch — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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