rockfall
noun Date: 1901 a mass of falling or fallen rocks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rockfall — [räk′fôl΄] n. 1. a landslide involving the fall of rocks 2. the pile of rocks formed by such a landslide: Sometimes rock fall …   English World dictionary

  • Rockfall — For the unincorporated village in the U.S. state of Connecticut, see Rockfall (village). Rockfall refers to quantities of rock falling freely from a cliff face. A rockfall is a fragment of rock (a block) detached by sliding, toppling, or falling …   Wikipedia

  • rockfall — /rok fawl /, n. 1. an act or instance of the falling of rock, as in a cave in or an avalanche. 2. a mass of rocks that have fallen: to be trapped under a rockfall. [1920 25; ROCK1 + FALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • rockfall —    The mass movement process, associated sediments (rockfall deposit), or resultant landform characterized by a very rapid type of fall dominated by downslope movement of detached rock bodies which fall freely through the air or by leaps and… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • rockfall — noun A quantity of rocks that has fallen from a cliff etc …   Wiktionary

  • rockfall —    The falling of bedrock from a cliff or steep slope [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • rockfall — rock|fall [ˈrɔkfo:l US ˈra:kfo:l] n a pile of rocks that are falling or have fallen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rockfall — n. falling down of rocks, rolling down of rocks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rockfall — noun a descent of loose rocks. ↘a mass of fallen rock …   English new terms dictionary

  • rockfall — noun (C) a pile of rocks that are falling or have fallen …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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