Definition of Rimrock

1. Noun. (geology) An outcrop of hard rock, often in the form of a cliff at the edge of a plateau, that forms the margin of a gravel deposit ¹



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Definition of Rimrock

1. a type of rock formation [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rimrock

rimmed
rimmers
rimming
rimmings
rimonabant
rimose
rimosely
rimosities
rimosity
rimous
rimple
rimpled
rimples
rimpling
rimrock (current term)
rimrocks
rims
rimshot
rimshots
rimstone
rimstones
rimu
rimula
rimus
rimy
rin
rincón
rind
rinded

Literary usage of Rimrock

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1. Looters of the Public Domain by Stephen A. Douglas Puter, Horace Stevens (1907)
"... at little expense, as a line of "rimrock" (high rocky bluffs) formed an impenetrable barrier for quite a distance, so that all that was necessary to ..."

2. Looters of the Public Domain by Stephen A. Douglas Puter, Horace Stevens (1908)
"... at little expense, as a line of "rimrock" (high rocky bluffs) formed an impenetrable barrier for quite a distance, so that all that was necessary to ..."

3. Klondike: The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers (1897)
"A claim on El Dorado creek, a tributary of the Klondike, which paid its owner very handsomely, is 80 feet from rimrock to rimrock, with a frontage of 500 ..."

4. Rawhide Rawlins Stories by Charles Marion Russell (1921)
"This stream in places is walled in with rimrock cliffs that run up twenty to sixty feet ... He kicks the lid off, hides his head an' starts for the rimrock. ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1914)
"The prairie replaces the bunchgrass-rimrock type of vegetation as one passes up over the sides of the canyons. The chief factors causing the transition are ..."

6. Flora of the State of Washington by Charles Vancouver Piper (1906)
"The conspicuous basaltic outcroppings along canyons and coulees are locally known as " rimrock." The rimrock flora is in genera! the same as that of ..."

7. Looters of the Public Domain by Stephen A. Douglas Puter, Horace Stevens (1907)
"... at little expense, as a line of "rimrock" (high rocky bluffs) formed an impenetrable barrier for quite a distance, so that all that was necessary to ..."

8. Looters of the Public Domain by Stephen A. Douglas Puter, Horace Stevens (1908)
"... at little expense, as a line of "rimrock" (high rocky bluffs) formed an impenetrable barrier for quite a distance, so that all that was necessary to ..."

9. Klondike: The Chicago Record's Book for Gold Seekers (1897)
"A claim on El Dorado creek, a tributary of the Klondike, which paid its owner very handsomely, is 80 feet from rimrock to rimrock, with a frontage of 500 ..."

10. Rawhide Rawlins Stories by Charles Marion Russell (1921)
"This stream in places is walled in with rimrock cliffs that run up twenty to sixty feet ... He kicks the lid off, hides his head an' starts for the rimrock. ..."

11. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1914)
"The prairie replaces the bunchgrass-rimrock type of vegetation as one passes up over the sides of the canyons. The chief factors causing the transition are ..."

12. Flora of the State of Washington by Charles Vancouver Piper (1906)
"The conspicuous basaltic outcroppings along canyons and coulees are locally known as " rimrock." The rimrock flora is in genera! the same as that of ..."

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