or rock shel·ter

[ rok-shel-ter ]
/ ˈrɒkˌʃɛl tər /


a shallow cave or cavelike area, as one formed by an overhanging cliff or standing rocks, occupied by Stone Age peoples, possibly for extended periods.

Origin of rock-shelter

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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