Definition of 'outcrop'
Example sentences containing 'outcrop'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Wild heath, forest and rocky outcrops present more than enough challenges for an active walker. The Sun (2016)Now it's largely deserted except for sheep clinging to rocky outcrops. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Four people are marooned on an Icelandic rock outcrop in terrible weather. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The route gradually rises to crest the rugged mountains, smothered in thick heather and monumental rocky outcrops. The Sun (2016)They found a single female octopus crawling towards a rocky outcrop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Near by are two footprints carved on a rocky outcrop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It then goes out to resemble a rocky outcrop. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After half an hour we stopped on a rocky outcrop and listened to the distant territorial rumble of a lion. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The mother's fatal jump was witnessed by holidaymakers visiting the rocky outcrop. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But there was little to eat on the deserted, rocky outcrop apart from bird eggs. The Sun (2015)But a storm blows up and the pair end up stranded on a remote outcrop - where love blossoms. The Sun (2008)The villa is on a rocky outcrop away from the main hotel buildings and has five bedrooms, plus a terrace and plunge pool. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At top, pass left of first craggy outcrop; bear right up to second outcrop. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The helicopters shuddered to the ground by a jagged outcrop of rock on a road by the side of Mount William. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Many will wish, but relatively few will make the trip to the tiny principality perched on an outcrop of rock facing the Mediterranean. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A new warden is being sought for a rugged outcrop of rock off the coast of South Wales. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'outcrop'
Used Occasionally. outcrop is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Definition of outcrop from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.