- (of a person) having a stiff, expressionless face.
- having a rocky surface.
- Masonry. noting a stone or stonework the visible face of which is dressed with a hammer, with or without a chiseled draft at the edges; quarry-faced.
Origin of rock-faced
First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for rock-faced
Again, as at Grand Rapids, where the banks were rock-faced and sheer, the canoes would run merrily in swift-flowing waters.The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay
Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
A lady did put her head out; not Jehane, but a rock-faced matron of vast proportions with grey hair plastered to her cheeks.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay
They passed along the street, turned, made their way down the rock-faced bluff to the water front; but still they were alone.The Magnificent Adventure
She has a devil of shrewdness for a father; a rock-faced man, of few words, with eyes on everything.Captain Ravenshaw
Robert Neilson Stephens