wall rock

noun

Definition of wall rock

: a rock through which a fault or vein runs

Examples of wall rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At Cherry Bar, a hole-in-the-wall rock venue, 20 people (the legal limit for now) ordered drinks and swapped lockdown stories. New York Times, 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of wall rock

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Wall rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wall%20rock. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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