trap·​rock | \ ˈtrap-ˈräk How to pronounce traprock (audio) \

Definition of traprock

: any of various dark-colored fine-grained igneous rocks (such as basalt) used especially in road making

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The bottom line: Trails lead to the top of a traprock ridge, the highest point in North Haven, with views north to Sleeping Giant and the Hanging Hills of Meriden, and south to the New Haven skyline and Long Island Sound. Peter Marteka,, "The ruins of the Hermitage and the spectacular views from Peter’s Rock in North Haven," 19 July 2019 Auerfarm State Park Preserve, Bloomfield Trails include grassy fields with beautiful views across the hills and mountains to the north in Massachusetts and west to Talcott Mountain and the Heublein Tower poking out of the top of the traprock ridge. Peter Marteka,, "Five Spots To Take Your Dog Hiking," 18 May 2018 The trail twists and winds its way to the top along the traprock and basalt ridge. Peter Marteka,, "Impressive Views Reward Hikers On Farmington's Mountain Spring Nature Trail," 4 Mar. 2018 The sheer traprock ridges of East Peak provide a beautiful backdrop, especially in autumn. Peter Marteka,, "Six Connecticut Hikes To Add To Your Fall Fitness Goals," 14 Sep. 2017 The blue path takes visitors up the narrow traprock spine which has spectacular views of the surrounding area — when the leaves are down. Peter Marteka,, "A Farm Park Along The Spine Of Central Connecticut," 29 July 2017

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First Known Use of traprock

1813, in the meaning defined above

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