rocking stone



any fairly large rock so situated on its base that slight forces can cause it to move or sway.

Origin of rocking stone

First recorded in 1730–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rocking stone

Historical Examples of rocking stone

  • This is thought to be a myth relating to some Welsh rocking-stone no longer known.

    British Goblins

    Wirt Sikes

  • It had scarcely roused him when Rollitt had picked him up two hours ago from his roost under the rocking-stone.

  • Tony and Reggie had been sailing, and had stopped at the Rocking-stone on their way back to the School.

    Deering of Deal

    Latta Griswold

  • On the summit stands the famous Logan rocking-stone, which is said to weigh eighty tons.

  • Accordingly, we made up our minds to creep on to the top of the rocking-stone and lie there in readiness.


    H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for rocking stone

rocking stone


a boulder so delicately poised that it can be rockedAlso called: logan, logan-stone
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