flake

(redirected from flaked)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to flaked: flaked out
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for flake

Synonyms for flake

a crystal of snow

a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

form into flakes

Related Words

cover with flakes or as if with flakes

Related Words

come off in flakes or thin small pieces

References in periodicals archive ?
At this point, notes Dennell, it is difficult to pinpoint the exact use the hominids made of the flaked stones.
Yet thousands of flaked stones excavated from several pits appear to have been modified by humans and, according to a preliminary analysis in a book edited by Bryan (New Evidence for the Pleistocene Peopling of the Americas, Center for the Study of Early Man, University of Maine, 1986), some of the stones are from a layer of earth that is at least 200,000 years old.
About 300 are considered by the investigators to be prime examples of simple tools flaked on one side, such as blades, scrapers and choppers.
From about 15,000 to 20,000 years ago the area was inhabited by what Simpson suggests was a hunting-gathering people with more sophisticated tools, including stones flaked on both sides.
In Bryan's volume and in the February NATURAL HISTORY, Irving reports that some of the bones are broken and flaked in systematic ways, probably through the use of stone hammers and scrapers.