caprock

noun
cap·​rock | \ ˈkap-ˌräk How to pronounce caprock (audio) \

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Natural arches typically form where a layer of hard caprock lies on top of a softer stone, like limestone. Ken Jennings, CNT, "China's Xianren Bridge, the World's Longest Natural Arch, Wasn't Discovered Until 2009," 26 June 2017 Wind or water then beats alcoves and cracks in the lower layers of the outcropping, eventually forming a hole below the sturdy caprock—a process that can take millions of years. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "China's Xianren Bridge, the World's Longest Natural Arch, Wasn't Discovered Until 2009," 26 June 2017

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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