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outcrop

noun out·crop \ ˈau̇t-ˌkräp \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of outcrop

1 : a coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground
2 : the part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground

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First Known Use of outcrop

1805

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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outcrop

verb out·crop \ ˈau̇t-ˌkräp , ˌau̇t-ˈkräp \

Definition of outcrop

1 : to project from the surrounding soil
  • ledges outcropping from the eroded slope
2 : to come to the surface : appear

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First Known Use of outcrop

circa 1847

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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