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rock1 US English

The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil or oceans

rock2 US English

Move gently to and fro or from side to side

ptarmigan US English

A northern grouse of mountainous and Arctic regions, with feathered legs and feet and plumage that typically changes to white in winter

roke1 US English

Steam; vapour, mist, fog, or an instance of this.

rock1 US Thesaurus

the ship rocked on the water

rock2 US Thesaurus

a gully strewn with rocks

acid rock US English

A type of rock music, mainly of the late 1960s, associated with or inspired by the use of hallucinogenic drugs

alt-rock US English

Short for alternative rock.

alum rock US English

A kind of rock which contains substantial amounts of alum, especially in the form of the mineral alunite; alum stone.

blue rock US English

(In pigeon-fancying) a pigeon showing the coloration of the wild rock dove

cap rock US English

A layer of hard, impervious rock overlying and often sealing in a deposit of oil, gas, or coal

coal rock US English

Rock containing deposits of coal; a rock of this type.

cock rock US English

Rock music, especially heavy metal, characterized by the ostentatious male sexuality of its lyrics and performance.

folk rock US English

Popular music resembling or derived from folk music but incorporating the stronger beat of rock music and using electric instruments

glam rock US English

A style of rock music first popular in the early 1970s, characterized by male performers wearing exaggeratedly flamboyant clothes and makeup

hard rock US English

Highly amplified rock music with a heavy beat

ice rock US English

A (natural) block of ice; an iceberg.

jet rock US English

Bituminous shale containing jet; especially a bed of such shale found near Whitby, North Yorkshire.

mass rock US English

A large flat rock used as an outdoor altar by Irish Catholics when the open celebration of mass was illegal.

math rock US English

A style of rock music characterized by complex rhythmic and instrumental patterns

moon rock US English

A piece of rock found on the moon

pan rock US English

A striped bass, Morone saxatilis (family Moronidae), of a suitable size for frying.

pet rock US English

A small rock intended as a humorous novelty alternative to keeping an animal or growing plants; (hence) something seen as little more than a passing fad, or as pointless or useless.

pomp rock US English

A genre of rock music, especially prevalent in the late 1970s and early 1980s, typically characterized by prominent keyboards and drums and heavy use of guitar effects, often regarded as bombastic or grandiose in its delivery.

post rock US English

A fine-grained limestone found in north central Kansas and used locally for making fence posts, lintels, etc.

post-rock US English

Markedly different from, or occurring after, traditional rock music; characteristic of, relating to, or designating post-rock.

pub rock US English

Rock music of a kind typically played live in pubs; specifically a genre of fast, blues-based rock originating in Britain in the mid 1970s, often considered a precursor to punk.

raga rock US English

Rock music characterized by improvisation or melody in the style of a raga.

red rock US English

Any of various kinds of reddish sedimentary rock; a layer or formation consisting of such rock; specifically = red beds.

rock out US English

Perform rock music loudly and vigorously

rock alum US English

Crystalline alum of high purity, especially that prepared from Italian alunite.

rock band US English

A number of musicians who play rock music together

rock bar US English

A low ridge of rock; specifically = riegel.

rock bass US English

A red-eyed North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, found chiefly in rocky streams

rock bed US English

A bed of rock; a rocky floor, bottom, or base; (in early use) specifically solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil or alluvium; bedrock.

rock-bird US English

US. A shorebird that frequents rocky shorelines; especially the purple sandpiper, Calidris maritima.

rock bit US English

A bit used for drilling hard formations.

rock bolt US English

A bolt for attaching something to rock; (Mining) a tensioned rod passing through a bed of rock and anchoring it to the body of rock behind.

rock bun US English

= rock cake.

rock cake US English

A small currant cake with a hard rough surface

rock cavy US English

A large Brazilian cavy, Kerodon rupestris, that inhabits dry, stony areas; also called moco.

rock coal US English

A hard form of coal; anthracite.

rock cod US English

Any of a number of marine fishes that frequent rocky habitats, especially in Australian waters

rock cook US English

A small wrasse, Centrolabrus exoletus, found off northern European coasts and occasionally in intertidal pools.

rock crab US English

A crab that frequents rocky coasts; especially (in North America) Cancer irroratus of Atlantic coasts and C. antennarius of Pacific coasts.

rock cut US English

A railway or road cutting excavated through rock.

rock-cut US English

Cut from rock; built into excavated rock.

Rock Day US English

The day after Epiphany (i.e. January 7th), commemorated in a similar manner to Rock Monday.

rock dove US English

A mainly gray Old World pigeon that frequents coastal and inland cliffs. It is the ancestor of domestic and feral pigeons

rock duck US English

North American the harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus.

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