Definition of Rock island
1. Noun. A town in northwest Illinois on the Mississippi River; site of a Union prison during the American Civil War.
Rock Island Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Rock Island Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rock Island
Literary usage of Rock island
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"the Chicago, Re* Island, & Gulf Railway Company and of the Chicago, rock island, & Pacific Railway Company exchange reports with each other as to the amount ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1907)
"“Blank passes, properly signed by different railroads, including the Chicago, rock island, A Pacific, Texas & Pacific, Houston A Texas ..."
3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The United States government and the Chicago, rock island and Pacific Railroad built a combined railroad and highway bridge from rock island city ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The chief industrial establishments are the arsenal in .which there are normally 4500 employees, plow and tractor factory, lumber mills, rock island, 111., ..."
5. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1908)
"The experimental macadam road at rock island, known as the Cemetery Road, in South rock island Township, begins at the end of the brick pavement on Tenth ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The parent company, The Chicago, rock island and Pacific Railway, was incorporated ... 1847, under the name of the rock island and LaSalle Railroad Company, ..."