rockface

[ rok-feys ]
/ ˈrɒkˌfeɪs /
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noun

an exposure of rock in a steep slope or cliff.

Nearby words

  1. rocketeer,
  2. rocketer,
  3. rocketry,
  4. rocketsonde,
  5. rockeye,
  6. rockfall,
  7. rockfish,
  8. rockford,
  9. rockhampton,
  10. rockhopper

Origin of rockface

First recorded in 1850–55; rock1 + face

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rockface

  • There were soft whispers afloat that he was with the Pomos up under the Rockface at the north.

    Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
  • It was two of the clock by the starry heavens when these two riders entered the blind opening in the Rockface and disappeared.

    Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
  • He thought at every slip and scramble that she must fall and go hurtling down the Rockface.

    Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe
  • The waters that fell at seasons from the open mouths of the cañons half way up the Rockface were dried.

    Tharon of Lost Valley|Vingie E. Roe