or rock·bound



hemmed in, enclosed, or covered by rocks; rocky: the rock-bound coast of Maine.

Origin of rock-bound

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rock-bound

Historical Examples of rock-bound

  • She was nowhere to be seen among the shipping in that narrow, rock-bound harbour.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Here on this rock-bound cliff, near the altar, stood Endora, the witch.


    Richard Short

  • They were aware that they were among the most dangerous reefs on that rock-bound coast.

    True Blue

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • I was born on a wild and rock-bound portion of the coast of Ireland.

  • Finally, a number of high, rock-bound islands came into view.

    The Blue Dragon

    Kirk Munroe

British Dictionary definitions for rock-bound



hemmed in or encircled by rocksAlso (poetic): rock-girt
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