Definition of rockfall in English:


Syllabification: rock·fall
Pronunciation: /ˈräkˌfôl
(also rock fall)


  • 1A descent of loose rocks.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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