Definition of Clast

1. Noun. (geology) a constituent fragment of a clastic rock.

Category relationships: Geology
Group relationships: Clastic Rock
Generic synonyms: Fragment
Derivative terms: Clastic



Definition of Clast

1. Noun. (geology) a fragment of rock that was broken from a larger rock or rock unit. ¹

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Definition of Clast

1. a fragment of rock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clast

clast (current term)
clastic
clastic anatomy
clastic rock
clastics
clastogen
clastogenesis
clastogenic
clastogens
clastothrix
clasts
clat
clatch
clatched
clatches

Literary usage of Clast

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1. Simplified Library School Rules: Card Catalog, Accession, Book Numbers by Melvil Dewey (1898)
"40b Brief clast catalog. As the shelf list is arranged primarily by subjects, it forms a brief clast catalog. This shows in what subjects the library is ..."

2. The New Universal Biographical Dictionary, and American Remembrancer of by James Hardie, A. Citizen (1801)
"Dr. Fothergill has often mentioned to his friends, how much he was indebted to this clast of grateful, though needy suppliants ; and in his turn he ..."

3. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"Where crystal growth nucleates on a clast surface, a corona of radial ... This generated a chaotically arranged assembly of irregular clast (photo 7). ..."

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