A large rock, typically one that has been worn smooth by erosion.
- The organisation said the most numerous relics were rock carvings found on boulders and outcrops.
- The trail narrowed, weaving round giant boulders and overhangs of smooth rock.
- The reverie was broken as if someone hurled a boulder into a smooth flowing stream.
Late Middle English: shortened from earlier boulderstone.
- Example sentences
- A bouldery summit with a large cairn looms large, fooling many into believing this is the summit.
- The Spey snakes between rolling hills, with stretches of bouldery rapids and limpid pools where salmon leap and plop.
- Flanagan lowered his close-shaved, bouldery head, studied me with unwavering eyes, then took a swallow from his pint.
Words that rhyme with boulderbeholder, folder, holder, moulder (US molder), polder, scolder, shoulder, smoulder (US smolder), upholder, withholder
Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of boulder in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan