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rock1 British & World 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

rock2 British & World English

Move gently to and fro or from side to side

roke1 British & World English

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

ptarmigan British & World English

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

rock1 English Thesaurus

the ship rocked on the water

rock2 English Thesaurus

a narrow gully strewn with rocks

rock up British & World English

Arrive; turn up

alum rock British & World English

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

coal rock British & World English

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

cock rock British & World English

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

ice rock British & World English

A (natural) block of ice; an iceberg.

jet rock British & World English

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

mass rock British & World English

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

pan rock British & World English

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

pet rock British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

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

post-rock British & World English

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

pub rock British & World 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 British & World English

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

red rock British & World English

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

rock alum British & World English

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

rock bar British & World English

A low ridge of rock; specifically = riegel.

rock bed British & World 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 British & World English

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

rock bit British & World English

A bit used for drilling hard formations.

rock bolt British & World 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 cavy British & World English

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

rock coal British & World English

A hard form of coal; anthracite.

rock cook British & World English

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

rock crab British & World English

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

rock cut British & World English

A railway or road cutting excavated through rock.

rock-cut British & World English

Cut from rock; built into excavated rock.

Rock Day British & World English

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

rock duck British & World English

North American the harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus.

rock dust1 British & World English

Pulverized rock, especially (in later use) as spread in coal mines in order to reduce the risk of coal-dust explosions.

rock dust2 British & World English

To subject (a coal mine) to rock dusting.

rock elm British & World English

Any of several North American elms, especially the cork elm, Ulmus thomasii, of the Midwest and parts of Canada; (also) the hard heavy timber of this tree, formerly much used for shipbuilding.

rock fan1 British & World English

A convex, fan-shaped rock surface, typically covered with rock fragments, formed by water erosion, typically at the foot of a slope where the course of a stream widens and becomes less steep.

rock fan2 British & World English

An enthusiast of rock music.

rock-fill British & World English

Large rock fragments used to form the bulk of the material of a dam; frequently attributive, especially in rock-fill dam.

rock-fire British & World English

A hard incendiary substance that burns slowly and is difficult to extinguish, consisting chiefly of a mixture of resin, sulphur, and potassium nitrate.

rock-free British & World English

That is without rocks.

rock gas British & World English

Natural gas obtained by drilling through rock.

rock goby British & World English

English regional (south-western) the black goby, Gobius niger (now rare).

rock god British & World English

A highly successful and widely admired (male) rock musician.

rock gong British & World English

A rock that produces a ringing sound when struck.

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