- 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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Then, Ingenuity photographed some rock outcrops and raised ridges in South Séítah that had looked interesting in images taken from an orbiting spacecraft.Ingenuity is still flying on Mars. Here’s what the helicopter is up to|Lisa Grossman|December 10, 2021|Science News
This rock outcrop, known as Humpback Rocks, is a popular hike and provides views of the Rockfish and Shenandoah valleys.
These outcrops could be remnants of the edge of the lake that used to fill Jezero crater or could represent an even older lake that was replaced.
Even eroded outcrops close to Perseverance’s landing site look like they had a watery history.
“Dreamland” sits high on a rocky outcrop in the middle of the Juneau Icefield, not far from the border between Alaska and British Columbia.
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.