slick·​rock | \ ˈslik-ˌräk How to pronounce slickrock (audio) \

Definition of slickrock

: smooth wind-polished rock

Examples of slickrock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hike along the creek reveals tiny waterfalls and slickrock cascades spaced among rockfall and tall survivor pines. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 Lake Powell, which some people consider the most beautiful place on earth and others view as an abomination, lies in slickrock country, about two hundred and fifty miles south of Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 And that could produce flash flooding, with the greatest danger in slot canyons, slickrock areas, small streams and normally dry washes, and urban areas. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Aug. 2021 From the Huckaby-Munds Wagon Trail trailhead, the hike begins with a slight dip over slickrock, roughly paralleling the road for excellent views of Sedona’s iconic Capitol Butte and Mitten Ridge formations. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 26 July 2021 The slickrock is the draw here, offering waves of grippy rock seemingly built for off-road vehicles. Outside Online, 16 June 2021 Depart from the trailhead located across from site 39 in the campground (limited parking is available) to enjoy relative solitude, along with some fun slickrock and canyon travel. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, 22 Apr. 2021 The house is on Mill Creek Drive, the main route to the popular Sand Flats Recreation Area, where world-famous mountain bike and four-wheel-drive trails snake through the slickrock formations just above this city of 5,400 residents. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021 Hiking through the trail’s constant parade of bends, nooks, rockfalls and slickrock slopes never feels contrived and complements the natural rhythm of the land. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of slickrock

1925, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2021

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“Slickrock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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