Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling a cliff or some aspect of one; high and steep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. characterized by cliffs; -- of a shore or shoreline; -- contrasted with beachy.

Etymologies

From cliff +‎ -like. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In two days, however, it would be lit with lanterns, thrust out on jutting poles from the bordering, clifflike house and strung with garlands and flags.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • We stood for a long time, all of us, on he summit of that hill, near its clifflike edge, the water below striking at its foot, overlooking Thassa, with Brundisium in the distance.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • I hurried about the wagons, until I came to that place, near the edge of the trees, on a clifflike projection of the hill, rearing above Thassa, where was the wagon of Andronicus.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • There, shrouded by darkness and fog, was a gap in the mountain-a fissure four times the fum reach of a man, ex tending from the clifflike face of the peak above down to the deep valley below, shrouded in nocturnal fog.

    Labor Policy

  • This path angled down below the clifflike western face of the peak the castle stood on, wending its way curvaceously through pastures and forest and slope.

    Labor Policy

  • In John Updike's "The Beauty of the Lilies," fictional Presbyterian minister Clarence Wilmot's faith founders on the "clifflike riddle of predestination."

    Highway To Heaven

  • Wearing a pink tie and a well-cut suit, the 63-year-old executive piloted his Mercedes-Benz sedan past the clifflike hull of a Royal Navy warship toward a training grounds one day recently.

    Ahoy, Billionaires:

  • Nanagada's coasts were too rocky and clifflike to land on.

    Crystal Rain

  • They nest in NYC, too - they like clifflike places to live.

    Mostly birds of prey

  • Three wooden guard towers ringed the apron, and a stockade fence joined the towers and ran from the innermost towers to clifflike sections of the mountain.

    Alector's Choice

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