rimrock

noun
rim·​rock | \ ˈrim-ˌräk How to pronounce rimrock (audio) \

Definition of rimrock

1 : a top stratum or overlying strata of resistant rock of a plateau that outcrops to form a vertical face
2 : the edge or face of a rimrock outcrop

Examples of rimrock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The young men opened fire, then hiked down to the foot of the rimrock. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Getting Lost in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness," 2 June 2020 Together, the landscape of soaring rimrock and deep canyons runs for 27 miles north to south and 39 miles east to west, roadless but for a single gravel Forest Service road. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Getting Lost in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness," 2 June 2020 The low sun nestled into the trees at the top of the ridge and warmed the high bands of broken rimrock across the creek. Peter Heller, Outdoor Life, "When Wilderness is a Catch-22," 17 Feb. 2020 But on the rimrock summit overlooking [Prineville] … Facebook is sinking the footings for the first of two 450,000-square-foot data centers that together will cost $1 billion when completed in 2021. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump is supercharging the celebrification of politics," 7 Mar. 2018 But on the rimrock summit overlooking this city, the county seat and home to 10,000 residents, Facebook is sinking the footings for the first of two 450,000-square-foot data centers that together will cost $1 billion when completed in 2021. New York Times, "An Oregon Mill Town Learns to Love Facebook and Apple," 6 Mar. 2018 The owners of this 10,000-acre property purchased it on an impulse, then built a house situated on the rimrock of a tributary canyon. Wsj Real Estate, WSJ, "Going Up? Incline Elevators Help Hillside Homeowners," 10 Aug. 2017 The owners of this 10,000-acre property purchased it on an impulse, then built a house situated on the rimrock of a tributary canyon. Wsj Real Estate, WSJ, "Going Up? Incline Elevators Help Hillside Homeowners," 10 Aug. 2017 But on the rimrock summit overlooking [Prineville] … Facebook is sinking the footings for the first of two 450,000-square-foot data centers that together will cost $1 billion when completed in 2021. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump is supercharging the celebrification of politics," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rimrock

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rimrock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rimrock. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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