Definition of rock pool in US English:

rock pool

noun

  • A pool of water among rocks, typically along a shoreline.

    • ‘There was a waterfall with a rounded rock pool, where we would go swimming after working in the villages and on the nature trails.’
    • ‘He and Passareil had been sitting on the edge of a small rock pool and when he looked up they were surrounded by others listening.’
    • ‘She looked back across the beach towards the rock pool at the base of the cliff.’
    • ‘It also has a rock pool with a small waterfall carved right into the cliff below the compound.’
    • ‘The morning will begin with a chance to either relax beside a rock pool or head off on a brisk walk along England Creek.’
    • ‘She waded through the gentle salt water separating rock pools and cave and huddled in a corner where her mother used to take her.’
    • ‘The programme of events includes displays of top-class water and beach sports, guided walks, exhibits of our marine heritage, getting up close to the creatures that live in our oceans and coastal rock pools.’
    • ‘I found a perfect little cave with pebbles scattered on the floor, and just next to it a rock pool.’
    • ‘The proposal makes detailed suggestions for specific alterations and additions, such as an information panel about the marine life of the rock pools below.’
    • ‘At low tide opposite the aquarium and also at the end of the roads north or south of the Peninsula there are reefs and rock pools well worth exploring.’

Pronunciation

rock pool

/ˈräk ˌpo͞ol//ˈrɑk ˌpul/