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A fissile rock composed of layers of claylike, fine-grained sediments.
(Geological Science) a dark fine-grained laminated sedimentary rock formed by compression of successive layers of clay-rich sediment
[Old English scealu shell; compare German Schalstein laminated limestone; see scale1, scale2]
a rock of fissile or laminated structure formed by the consolidation of clay or argillaceous material.
shale′like`, shal′ey, adj.
A fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of compacted and hardened clay, silt, or mud. Shale forms in many distinct layers and splits easily into thin sheets or slabs. It varies in color from black or gray to brown or red. See Table at rock.
A type of layered sedimentary rock formed chiefly from clay.
n → Schiefer m
shale[ʃeɪl] n → scisto
type of rock from which oil is sometimes obtained. xisto savuisuus keadaan penuh asap 연기 남, 연기 참 rokerigheid ควัน; เขม่า 煙霧 烟雾性，烟熏程度