rockface

[ rok-feys ]
/ ˈrɒkˌfeɪs /
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noun

an exposure of rock in a steep slope or cliff.

Origin of rockface

First recorded in 1850–55; rock1 + face
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rock-face


n.

1847, from rock (n.1) + face (n.).

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