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 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 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 Included with any of those are Castle Pines Village’s secluded setting among forest and rimrock, where Taylor Morrison’s Colorado-Tudor architecture lavishly trimmed in stucco and stone is set against clusters of Ponderosa pines. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "In Castle Pines Village, Taylor Morrison can show you big-family homes with gated security from mid-$700s," 10 May 2017

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First Known Use of rimrock

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rimrock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rimrock. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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