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Definition of "crag" [crag]

  • A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crag" in a sentence
  • "The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers."
  • "At the local level, one's home represented the center as well, a microcosm of ordered space. 31 One of the adages recorded by Sahagún, otimatoiavi, otimetepexiuj, "thou hast cast thyself into the torrent ... from the crag," is said of someone who has crossed into the periphery with his or her behavior, one "who has placed [themselves] in danger ... who brings about that which is not good.""
  • "We get down to Riverside, around 84th Street, coming upon the massive rock right next to a playground, what could almost be called a crag if it was a little bigger and sharper."