Definition of rock face in English:

rock face

noun

  • A bare vertical surface of natural rock.

    • ‘The sound is eerie, piercing, and ricochets at us off Eocene-era volcanic rock faces.’
    • ‘The key turning point arrives during a long sequence of Paul learning to climb the rock face of an intimidating cliff.’
    • ‘The others have been carved from a vertical rock face and are more cave-like.’
    • ‘Even if he could be brought back to get a grip on the rock face, he was surely a dead man walking - or clambering.’
    • ‘Most are found on vertical rock faces with an aspect towards the river.’
    • ‘The most radical aspect of the scheme is the treatment of the exterior as a massive rock face that will eventually bloom into a spectacular vertical garden.’
    • ‘A singular rock face etches a message - which cannot be put in words - against the sky.’
    • ‘I was fair at climbing rock faces, but not that high!’
    • ‘Smith consulted on these engineering projects, which earned him money, the chance to travel, and a close-up view of the rock faces.’
    • ‘Around him, the Company laborers were dynamiting a rock face in an attempt to build a rail line, and others sat under the shade of trees, overwhelmed by the heat.’
    • ‘The monster ran away and climbed the sheer rock face of a mountain with incredible speed and agility before Frankenstein could stop him.’
    • ‘The small natural population of silverswords that persists on Mauna Kea now contains only 42 plants, all of them confined to cliffs and rock faces that are inaccessible to ungulates.’
    • ‘Wayne easily slipped through the crevice in the rock face, but I had to hold my breath so I wouldn't get stuck.’
    • ‘They were not roped together at this point, and Doug decided to scout a way across the rock face into another chimney, or perhaps to a couloir they could use as a way down.’
    • ‘Despite the apparent visual continuity of the rock face, it quickly becomes clear that the climbers occupy different spatial realities.’
    • ‘A forty-metre-high mountain has sprung up and enveloped the building, the corners of which occasionally protrude from the artificial rock face.’
    • ‘They're expert climbers, so they can go up any rock face and that is their world.’
    • ‘The main geographical features of Mugar Gadam, which presumably led to its establishment, are two large, adjacent crevices in the rock face, and above them a nearby spring.’
    • ‘They also appear to be growing out of the bare rock faces.’
    • ‘The audience effectively gets stuck in the panic on the rock face, watching helplessly as Peter makes a life-altering decision that will taint relations with his sister.’
    cliff, bluff, ridge, precipice, rock face, overhang
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Pronunciation:

rock face

/ˈräk ˌfās/