Definition of Rock-ribbed

1. Adjective. Abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps. "The rock-ribbed coast of Maine"

Exact synonyms: Rockbound
Similar to: Rough, Unsmooth



2. Adjective. Tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated. "Rock-ribbed republican"
Exact synonyms: Die-hard
Similar to: Inflexible

Definition of Rock-ribbed

1. Adjective. having rocky cliffs or outcroppings ¹

2. Adjective. obstinately firm and unyielding in one's opinions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rock-ribbed

roches moutonnées
rochet
rochets
roching cask
roching casks
rock
rock'n'roll
rock-and-roll
rock-band
rock-bottom
rock-dove
rock-dumb
rock-hard
rock-jumper
rock-jumpers
rock-ribbed (current term)
rock-steady
rock & roll
rock 'n' roll
rock 'n' roll musician
rock along
rock band
rock bands
rock barnacle
rock beauty
rock bit
rock bottom
rock brake

Literary usage of Rock-ribbed

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1. The Riverside Magazine for Young People by Horace Elisha Scudder (1870)
"... the wood which rose beyond in sylvan majesty ; the rock-ribbed precipices, which shut out the western horizon like a grim and gigantic fortress : his ..."

2. A Summer Vacation by Lucia Ellen Barney Downing (1907)
"And the scenery of our New England lakes and rock-ribbed granite hills is nowhere surpassed, while the same ocean washes our shores, the same verdure ..."

3. History of the Twelfth Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers, in the Civil War by Pardon Elisha Tillinghast (1904)
"This "rock-ribbed"' subterranean stream leaving for a few brief moments its imprisoned walls ministered to the wants of man and beast in no small measure. ..."

4. Appraisements and Asperities as to Some Contemporary Writers by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1922)
"As to the glorification of New England which has gone on now steadily since the Mayflower first anchored in sight of that "rock-ribbed shore," a cynic once ..."

5. Appraisements and Asperities as to Some Contemporary Writers by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1922)
"As to the glorification of New England which has gone on now steadily since the Mayflower first anchored in sight of that "rock-ribbed shore," a cynic once ..."

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