- hemmed in, enclosed, or covered by rocks; rocky: the rock-bound coast of Maine.
Origin of rock-bound
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for rock-bound
She was nowhere to be seen among the shipping in that narrow, rock-bound harbour.Captain Blood
Here on this rock-bound cliff, near the altar, stood Endora, the witch.Saronia
They were aware that they were among the most dangerous reefs on that rock-bound coast.True Blue
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
- hemmed in or encircled by rocksAlso (poetic): rock-girt
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