out·​crop·​ping ˈau̇t-ˌkrä-piŋ How to pronounce outcropping (audio)

Examples of outcropping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Target shallow smallmouth hangouts like rocky points, ledges and outcroppings, and slow your retrieve as much as possible while maintaining your lure’s proper action. Jordan Rodriguez, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Then a large dive boat motored into sight from behind a rocky outcropping. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 9 Feb. 2024 If he was tossed over one of the outcroppings, that would be bad. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2024 Watch from an island in the South Pacific as the sun drops into the ocean, enjoy daylight turning to dusk from the red rocks of the desert, take in the cotton candy skies from Malibu, or stand on a rocky outcropping as the sun illuminates a centuries-old temple. Melissa Locker, Travel + Leisure, 17 Dec. 2023 At its apex, visitors arrive at a flat outcropping with small pools of water surrounded by sheer red cliffs. Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Perched on an outcropping overlooking the entire village, Chalet Zermatt Peak has all the bells and whistles of a villain’s lair from a James Bond movie. Everett Potter, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 The city of Hoboken, N.J., once a marshy outcropping that the Lenape inhabited only seasonally, hugs the Hudson River. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2023 On Friday, Francis gathered with Marseille priests at the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and then led an interfaith prayer at its nearby memorial, which stands on a rocky outcropping overlooking Marseille and the Mediterranean. Nicole Winfield and Sylvie Corbet The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 23 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outcropping was in 1836

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“Outcropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcropping. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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out·​crop·​ping ˈȧut-ˌkrä-piŋ How to pronounce outcropping (audio)

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