Definition of rockfall in English:

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rockfall

Pronunciation: /ˈräkˌfôl/
(also rock fall)

noun

1A descent of loose rocks.
Example sentences
  • There are crevasses to fall into, rockfalls, avalanches, and severe weather, particularly the wind, on such a mountain.
  • The topography is rugged and complex, prone to rockfalls and avalanches.
  • Effective techniques of fighting the enemy in the mountains are induced rockfalls, avalanches, glacier movements and mudslides.
1.1A mass of fallen rock.
Example sentences
  • The Glen Lyon Millennium Event takes the form of a horseshoe route which follows an old peat track past a flowing burn, replete with deep pools, rockfalls and ancient trees.
  • In eight groups of rockfalls more than 75,000 years old, broken speleothems are the only record of the prehistoric seismicity.
  • On first inspection it looked none too promising with the roof of a nice 2m wide by 1m tall shaped passage giving out to a loose rockfall.

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Syllabification: rock·fall

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