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[rok-eez] /ˈrɒk iz/
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They were a hard-bitten lot, burned to a brick red by the untempered sun of the Rockies.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "They are hillocks compared with the Rockies," flashed Diana.

  • It was veritably a park of the Gods, and enclosing it was the monstrous, corrugated palisade of the Rockies.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • We are going to have a trip through the Rockies, yes, indeedy.

  • I've traveled pretty much all over the region beyond the Rockies, and I've seen a good deal of the red men.

    Do and Dare Horatio Alger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for Rockies


plural noun
another name for the Rocky Mountains
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Rockies

"the Rocky Mountains," 1827; see rocky.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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