noun (1)
\ ˈkrag \

Definition of crag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a steep rugged rock or cliff
2 archaic : a sharp detached fragment of rock


noun (2)

Definition of crag (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Scotland

Other Words from crag

Noun (1)

cragged \ ˈkra-​gəd \ adjective

First Known Use of crag

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crag

Noun (1)

Middle English, of Celt origin; akin to Welsh craig rock

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Middle Dutch crāghe; akin to Old English cræga throat — more at craw

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Kids Definition of crag

: a steep rock or cliff

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