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View synonyms for crag

crag

1

[ krag ]

noun

  1. a steep, rugged rock; rough, broken, projecting part of a rock.


crag

2

[ krag ]

noun

, Scot. and North England.
  1. the neck, throat, or craw.

Crag

1

/ kræɡ /

noun

  1. a formation of shelly sandstone in E England, deposited during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs


crag

2

/ kræɡ /

noun

  1. a steep rugged rock or peak
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Other Words From

  • craglike adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of crag1

1275–1325; Middle English < British Celtic; akin to Welsh craig rock

Origin of crag2

1425–75; late Middle English cragge < Middle Dutch crage neck, throat; cognate with German Kragen collar; craw
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Word History and Origins

Origin of crag1

C13: of Celtic origin; related to Old Welsh creik rock
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Example Sentences

This is the first sweater I reach for when hanging around the house, but I also layer it beneath a thicker jacket on low 40-degree days at the crag.

It did keep our beer cold during long summer days at the crag and our cider very hot during parking-lot hangs at the ski resort.

I’d been hearing about jammed trailheads and overcrowding at crags across the country.

In rock climbing, many popular crags are located in remote areas with regressive ideas about race.

After a few days of riding, move north to Seneca Rocks, a 900-foot-tall crag that’s a hotbed of trad climbing.

At the present the crag-beds are the most interesting feature to the visitor, especially if he be of a geological turn.

It was with great difficulty however that I clambered down the side of the crag, for the lava just there was porous and bubbly.

I had fallen or rolled by stages the whole way down the crag, and was lying on my side on the Floor of the Hawaiians!

One crag rises to the height of about four hundred feet, with an almost perpendicular surface, sloping down to the lake below.

Pallastown had been like froth on a stone, a castle on a floating, golden crag.

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