Definitions

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  • n. An area on the surface of the earth, usually having an elongated oval shape, containing rocky fragments which detached from a disintegrating meteor as it streaked through the portion of earth's atmosphere above the area.

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Examples

  • Finding the two small pieces is important for hunters looking for additional meteorites, giving them clues about the location of the "strewnfield," the patterned fall of a meteor breaking up as it hits the ground.

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  • "strewnfield," the area in which most of the meteor debris would have fallen, experts said.

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  • "I do this for the thrill of holding something that has traveled for billions of years in space, and I want my sons to have a chance to find some of this before I give out the exact coordinates of the strewnfield," adding that both farmers have asked to remain anonymous.

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  • Does any of the Brenham strewnfield extend onto public lands?

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  • The strewnfield covered an area of about 1 mile by a half mile.

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  • I was looking for information about tektites when I encountered this word. I really like it--I've been aware of tektites for many years and only now encounter strewnfield, which is so apt to the way tektites are scattered about.

    August 23, 2009