Meaning of cross-bedding in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrɒsbɛdɪŋ/


mass nounGeology
  • Layering within a stratum and at an angle to the main bedding plane.

    ‘Lower Cretaceous tides revealed by cross-bedding with mud drapes.’
    • ‘Intra-sedimentary faults, palaeochannels, and cross-bedding in sandstones and conglomerates are locally abundant.’
    • ‘Intervals of siltstone and fine sandstone show climbing ripple lamination and low-angle cross-bedding.’
    • ‘In addition to normal or planar bedding, other forms may be distinguished: tabular, wedge, lens, or irregular, in addition to cross-bedding, graded bedding, and rhythmic bedding.’
    • ‘The large-scale cross-bedding shows that it was all laid down in deep, fast-flowing water in a matter of days.’