Definition of Rockslide

1. Noun. A landslide of rocks.

Generic synonyms: Landslide, Landslip



Definition of Rockslide

1. Noun. (geology) A type of landslide characterized by falling rocks. ¹

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Definition of Rockslide

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rockslide

rockmelons
rockoon
rockoons
rockpile
rockpiles
rockrose
rockrose family
rockroses
rocks along
rocksalt
rockscape
rockscapes
rockshaft
rockshafts
rockslide (current term)
rockslides
rockstar
rockstardom
rockstars
rocksteady
rocksucker
rocksuckers
rockumentaries
rockumentary
rockweed
rockweeds
rockwood
rockwork
rockworks

Literary usage of Rockslide

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1. The Technical World Magazine (1912)
"MOUNTAIN PEAKS CRASH TO EARTH Elm landslide of the Swiss Alps or the rockslide of a few years ago which wiped out a goodly portion of the town of Frank, ..."

2. Hazard-Wise: Classroom Resources for Teachers on Natural Hazards & Disasters by Chris Dolan (1996)
"How might human activity have contributed to the hazard? c In 1963, a minor earth tremor set off a rockslide into the Vaiont Dam in northern Italy. ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1903)
"Weights and Measures. SW Stratton. (58) Mar. Presidential address before 1 ron and Steel Inst.) (13) May 14; 133) May 8. The rockslide at Frank, Alberta. ..."

4. Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"In 1958, an earthquake caused a massive rockslide - essentially an entire mountain fell from 3000 feet. This kicked up a wave that, on the opposite side of ..."

5. Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2002)
"In 1958, an earthquake caused a massive rockslide — essentially an entire mountain fell from 3000 feet. This kicked up a wave that, on the opposite side of ..."

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