American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The usually rapid downward movement of newly detached segments of bedrock.
- n. The rock mass that has reached its current position through such a movement.
- n. a landslide of rocks
“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.”
“A rockslide just north of Soap Lake in Washington struck some vehicles and injured two people, said Kyle Foreman, Grant County's public information officer.”
“Millage was set up behind a log on a rockslide, on an opening above the edge of the timber.”
“When we bring this rockslide down, this hill will be swarming with charr.”
“The rockslide reached the cliff and poured over it, breaking loose more stone.”
“He surveyed the scene—the keystone boulder, the rockslide slope, the choke point that would soon become a wall, the canyon . . .”
““Any jackass could send a rockslide down on top of us.””
“Sound lagged sight: A huge rockslide was scouring the slope above.”
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