- a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth.
- the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
verb (used without object), out·cropped, out·crop·ping.
Origin of outcrop
Examples from the Web for outcrop
The outcrop of beds at the surface is commonly the truncation of these curves.
There was in his own nature a vein of anxiety of which the subconsciousness of his own strength threw up the outcrop.The Man|Bram Stoker
As the sun set our faith was rewarded; before us in an outcrop surrounded by mulga lay two fine rock-holes with an ample supply.Spinifex and Sand|David W Carnegie
Father and eldest son walked quietly out over the untouched portion of the outcrop before the house.Mountain|Clement Wood
Area of absorption or outcrop: Flat color used on the map to show the geologic system in which the absorbing formation occurs.