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Meaning of OUTCROP

Pronunciation:  [n]'awt`krâp, [v]`awt'krâp, 'awtkrâp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
  2. [v]  appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground; "Big boulders outcropped"

OUTCROP is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: outcropping, rock outcrop
 See Also: appear, belay, outthrust, rock, stone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Out"crop`\, n. (Geol.)
    (a) The coming out of a stratum to the surface of the ground.
    (b) That part of inclined strata which appears at the
        surface; basset.
  2. \Out*crop"\, v. i. (Geol.)
    To come out to the surface of the ground; -- said of strata.
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