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crag

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Pronunciation: /kraɡ
 
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Definition of crag in English:

noun

1A steep or rugged cliff or rock face.
Example sentences
  • The rolling, gentle hills of the borderland of Northern Ireland transform on the turn of a bend into rugged, exposed crags.
  • Nest sites include crags or ledges on cliffs, scrapes on the ground, or hollows of trees.
  • He floats for two days and when he nears the land all he can see are violent crags and cliffs.
Synonyms
height, peak, tor, pinnacle;
promontory, headland;
bank, slope, escarpment, scarp
rare eminence
2 [mass noun] Geology A shelly sandstone occurring in eastern England.

Origin

Middle English: of Celtic origin. sense 2, dating from the mid 18th century, may have been a different word originally.

Words that rhyme with crag

bag, blag, brag, Bragg, dag, drag, fag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, shag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag

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