- rock forming the natural boundary of a plateau or other rise.
- bedrock forming the natural boundary of a placer or of a gravel deposit.
Origin of rimrock
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Examples from the Web for rimrock
We followed along the ledge around the rimrock until we came to a little pass through.
On either side were brownish red jagged peaks and rimrock faces, specked with snow.
One after another they leaped over the edge of the rimrock until most of the flock was destroyed.The Story of Wool
Sara Ware Bassett
The rimrock and the gravels above and below it constitute the Rattlesnake Formation.The Geologic Setting of the John Day Country
Thomas Prence Thayer
- rock forming the boundaries of a sandy or gravelly alluvial deposit
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