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Definition of "rockslide" [rockslide]

  • The usually rapid downward movement of newly detached segments of bedrock. (noun)
  • The rock mass that has reached its current position through such a movement. (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 "rockslide" in a sentence
  • "If the rockslide was a symbol of what went wrong under Mubarak, this poll is a symbol of what we can do to make things right."
  • "In the meantime, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have executed a contract with Harrison Construction to repair Thursday's rockslide, which is currently blocking the west end of Little River Road."
  • "The rockslide was the second in two days at Curry Village, a popular campground in the area."