- 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.
LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!
Origin of outcrop
Example sentences from the Web for outcrop
I visited Trieste three years ago, ate, drank, wandered and waded into the Adriatic Sea, glimpsing ancient limestone outcrops in the distance.World class: Remembering legendary travel writer Jan Morris|Liza Weisstuch|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Schettino was the captain of the Costa Concordia when it crashed into an outcropping off Giglio last Jan. 13.Costa Concordia’s Captain’s Culpability in Crash and Deaths Weighed by Judge|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is furnished by every bed of limestone, every outcropping fragment of fossil-bearing rock, every stratified cliff.A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
Not long thereafter, he rounded an outcropping of rock and it lay before him.Wind|Charles Louis Fontenay
He angled toward it, then followed the outcropping to a point where he could see the plain beyond.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
It was at the head of a mild rush of rapids, and an outcropping of large rocks made possible, though slippery, stepping-stones.The Innocent Adventuress|Mary Hastings Bradley
There, in the lee of an outcropping grey ledge of weathered granite, they subsided on a bed of leaves with sighs of contentment.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour