rockface

[ rok-feys ]
/ ˈrɒkˌfeɪs /

noun

an exposure of rock in a steep slope or cliff.

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Origin of rockface

First recorded in 1850–55; rock1 + face
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Example sentences 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