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 This consisted of a nice mix of slickrock (bare and smooth rock surface) with gravel, a bit of sand (due to relative lack of rain) and very little dirt. Michael Glaser, cleveland, "Mountain biking in Moab gives Midwesterner a feeling of triumph," 19 Jan. 2020 The uphill portion on the Mormon Trail crawls 700 feet up Neighborhood Canyon, dodging massive boulders, slickrock corridors and desert flora adapted to South Mountain’s craggy environs. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "This is one of Phoenix's best loved hikes. Here's why," 8 Jan. 2020 Editor’s note: Moab is a top spot for mountain biking, drawing bikers from all over the world to its slickrock trails. Michael Glaser, cleveland, "Mountain biking in Moab gives Midwesterner a feeling of triumph," 19 Jan. 2020 Beyond the Mayan Maiden, the easy walk transitions into a more moderate haul defined by slickrock passages and high-step climbs over crumbling sandstone shelves. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Test your nerve on this less-used hiking trail in Sedona. Here's how," 27 Dec. 2019 Mountain bikers flock to the region for its amazing slickrock trails. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, "Visit Westworld for Real," 19 June 2018 Compared with a standard Colorado, the ZR2’s ride height is two inches higher and the track gets shoved out 3.5 inches, endowing the pickup with balletic stability on the slickrock and crumbled schist. Aaron Robinson, Car and Driver, "2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Crew Cab Diesel," 27 July 2017

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Slickrock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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