American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A carving or line drawing on rock, especially one made by prehistoric people.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A carving on or in stone; a rock-carving.
- n. a carving or line drawing on rock (especially one made by prehistoric people)
“About five hectares have been cleared in the zone covered of lush vegetation finding evidences as the petroglyph, which is a stone with engravings and geometric designs that inhabitants denominate the mysterious stone of La Palma.”
“Unfortunately this was a day of a huge windstorm, cold gusts to sixty knots or so, so the outdoor activities we'd planned--- aerial tram, petroglyph trail--- had to be canceled in favor of things we could do indoors.”
“Stone circles and other petroglyph sites are located in the area.”
“After getting our fresh produce for the stir fry tonight we all ended up with something, as for example Linda bought me a braclet with a Hawaiian petroglyph in it.”
“There are petroglyph sites, archeological and paleontological sites and, still in Utah, a quarry where you can go and dig for your own trilobite.”
“A petroglyph at a site just south of the Arizona border, near St. George, Utah:”
“Former New Mexico state archaeologist Glenna Dean's favorite overlooked spot is the Three Rivers petroglyph site.”
“The petroglyph carvings are outstanding, with various human-looking faces and bodies.”
“The Three Rivers petroglyph photos were interesting -- no doubt you were researching your next book, "The Petroglyph Code", about how a time-traveling Sasha Solomon solves the prehistoric murder of a Native American by decrypting the symbols embedded in the face scratched onto a rock by the dying victim.”
“In one mock-up on the Nevada State Treasurer's Web site, a petroglyph of a bighorn sheep depicted in an outline of Nevada is actually found on a rock in the desert of south-central California.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘petroglyph’.
Scrawlings, notes, odd writings, and messages.
of or relating to rock; relating to petroleum
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