rimrock

[rim-rok]
noun Geology.
  1. rock forming the natural boundary of a plateau or other rise.
  2. bedrock forming the natural boundary of a placer or of a gravel deposit.

Origin of rimrock

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; rim + rock1
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British Dictionary definitions for rimrock

rimrock

noun
  1. rock forming the boundaries of a sandy or gravelly alluvial deposit
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