- a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth.
- the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
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With this hideous bushy outcrop, the beard has reached its end game.Leo, the Beard Has to Go: When a Man’s Facial Hair Reaches Crisis Point|Tim Teeman|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is dancing on an outcrop (that means a ledge of rock) in the middle of Australia at six o'clock before breakfast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The outcrop of the serpentine here, I am told, is quite limited, with steep sides till round it.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
Father and eldest son walked quietly out over the untouched portion of the outcrop before the house.Mountain|Clement Wood
From the ship's deck, even when within a mile, the outcrop had appeared to project directly from under the inland ice-sheet.
Hannam operated the forge, and picks and drills were sent along for pointing; an outcrop of gneiss serving as an anvil.