wall rock
noun Date: 1866 a rock through which a fault or vein runs

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  • Wall rock — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall rock — wall′ rock n. gel min the rock forming the walls of a mineral vein …   From formal English to slang

  • wall rock — ☆ wall rock n. Geol. Mining the rock mass on either side of a fault or vein …   English World dictionary

  • wall rock — noun a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑stone * * * noun : a rock through which a fault or vein runs : the country rock next to a fault, vein, or ore deposit * * * Mining. the rock forming the walls of a vein.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wall rock — Mining. the rock forming the walls of a vein. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wall rock — /ˈwɔl rɒk/ (say wawl rok) noun the rock forming the walls of a mineral vein, fault or igneous intrusion …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Wall — Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall barley — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall box — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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