Definition of crag in English:


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Pronunciation: /kraɡ


1A steep or rugged cliff or rock face.
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  • 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.
cliff, bluff, ridge, precipice, rock face, overhang; height, peak, tor, pinnacle; promontory, headland; bank, slope, escarpment, scarp
rare eminence
2 [mass noun] Geology A shelly sandstone occurring in eastern England.


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

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