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A large rock, typically one that has been worn smooth by erosion.
rock, stone, boulderstoneView synonyms
- ‘The hole was covered by a large boulderstone.’
- ‘Against the huge boulderstones which lay scattered about on the shore, the mighty waves broke incessantly.’
- ‘Large boulderstones are scattered over the beach, and sometimes form shoals as far as five miles from shore.’
- ‘They broke the door through with a boulderstone.’
- ‘Near the place where we sat down there were some large boulderstones, from which hung pointed icicles.’
Middle English: of Scandinavian origin.
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