Definition of rockslide in English:


Line breaks: rock|slide
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒkslʌɪd


  • 1An avalanche of rock or other stony material.
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    • Don't forget that, in the end, it's not lightning or rapids, avalanches or equipment, rockslides or icefalls that are going to get you.
    • There were always small rockslides or mudslides happening there.
    • As the sonic booms of her passage echoed from the rocky canyons, though, small rockslides tossed debris into the murky water as if to signal some kind of warning.
  • 1.1A mass of stony material deposited by a rockslide.
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    • Three of us had threaded the needle between two peaks and descended the rockslides in order to fish a lake perched under the summit of Mount Oso.
    • Traveling south by van, Teddy and her Nature Conservancy companions were hindered by rockslides but continued on to Deqin.
    • An overflight of the epicentral region on Wednesday revealed numerous small rockslides and snowslides adjacent to the fault over a 25-mile long zone.

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