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

Definition of outcropping

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Recent Examples on the Web Dakarpo is an ancient Buddhist monastery built on an outcropping that overlooks the Shaba valley. Michael Easter, Outside Online, 13 May 2021 The Outback Wilderness will be fine traversing muddy trails, getting past a random stone outcropping, and heading across meadows, but serious rock climbing is still best left to serious off-roaders. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 30 Mar. 2021 Neighbors say the noise and traffic would be enormously disruptive, and warn that destroying the unspoiled rock outcropping would ruin the town’s Route 44 gateway from the east. Don Stacom, courant.com, 19 Mar. 2021 My host family’s ger, a round white tent that Mongolians have carried across the steppe for centuries, nestled against the base of a rock outcropping. Lucy Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Mar. 2021 This 800-acre property is set on an outcropping overlooking the shoreline with accommodations that include guestrooms, suites, villas, and beachside bungalows. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2021 Being juicier, the life tends to take over, rendering the art some half-accidental outcropping of painful experience. Lidija Haas, The New Republic, 26 Feb. 2021 The Lazora’s destination was the steep outcropping of Point Loma, beside the entrance to San Diego’s harbor, where the men running the skiff had been told a pickup crew would guide them to the beach with a flashing light. New York Times, 28 Jan. 2021 Still, the geochemists are able to take a half-dozen water samples from around the outcropping Klein identified on the map, and deeper on the ocean floor. James Nestor, Scientific American, 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of outcropping

1836, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2021

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“Outcropping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcropping. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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