rockbound

adjective

rock·​bound ˈräk-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rockbound (audio)
: fringed, surrounded, or covered with rocks : rocky

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The shore is gentler, a Mediterranean feel, nothing like the rockbound coast of Northern California. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rockbound was in 1826

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“Rockbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rockbound. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

rockbound

adjective
rock·​bound ˈräk-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce rockbound (audio)
: surrounded or covered with rocks
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