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[rok-bound] /ˈrɒkˌbaʊnd/
hemmed in, enclosed, or covered by rocks; rocky:
the rock-bound coast of Maine.
Origin of rock-bound
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • She was nowhere to be seen among the shipping in that narrow, rock-bound harbour.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Here on this rock-bound cliff, near the altar, stood Endora, the witch.

    Saronia Richard Short
  • They were aware that they were among the most dangerous reefs on that rock-bound coast.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • I was born on a wild and rock-bound portion of the coast of Ireland.

  • Finally, a number of high, rock-bound islands came into view.

    The Blue Dragon Kirk Munroe
  • A zephyr or perhaps a bird had sown the seed in this rock-bound prison.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • Nothing can surpass the wild beauty of its winding, rock-bound course.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • The sea is always as clear as crystal on this rock-bound coast.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • On the north the downs end abruptly in a steep and rock-bound coast.

    The Isles of Scilly Jessie Mothersole
  • Mendocino has a rock-bound coast, with no harbors, but she has fine forests.

    History of California Helen Elliott Bandini
British Dictionary definitions for rock-bound


hemmed in or encircled by rocks Also (poetic) rock-girt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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