volcanic neck

A massive pillar of rock more resistant to erosion than the lavas and pyroclastic rocks of a volcanic cone.

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • Volcanic neck — Vol*can ic neck (Geol.) A column of igneous rock formed by congelation of lava in the conduit of a volcano and later exposed by the removal of surrounding rocks. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • volcanic neck —    A vertical, pipe like tower of solidified lava or consolidated fragmental igneous rock that represents a former volcanic vent whose surrounding material (e.g., tuff and tephra) has been largely removed by erosion.    Compare: diatreme.    SW,… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • volcanic neck — noun : a column of igneous rock that is formed by congelation of lava or the consolidation of volcanic breccia in the conduit of a volcano and that may later be left standing above the adjacent country by the removal of surrounding rocks by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • volcanic neck — Geol. neck (def. 14). * * * …   Universalium

  • volcanic neck — /vɒlkænɪk ˈnɛk/ (say volkanik nek) noun the eroded vent of a dead volcano, forming a topographic depression …   Australian English dictionary

  • neck —    [ volcanic ]    (not preferred)    refer to volcanic neck …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Volcanic plug — A volcanic plug, also called a volcanic neck or lava neck, is a volcanic landform created when lava hardens within a vent on an active volcano. When forming, a plug can cause an extreme build up of pressure if volatile charged magma is trapped… …   Wikipedia

  • neck — necker, n. neckless, adj. necklike, adj. /nek/, n. 1. the part of the body of an animal or human being that connects the head and the trunk. 2. the part of a garment encircling, partly covering, or closest to the neck; neckline. 3. the length of… …   Universalium

  • volcanic plug —    (not recommended)    use volcanic neck …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Neck (disambiguation) — Neck is the body part between the head and torso of many animals. Neck may also refer to: Neck (music), the projecting part of a string instrument Neck (short story), by Roald Dahl Neck (Chinese constellation) Neck (Band), a British Celtic punk… …   Wikipedia

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