Aug
28
2013

outcrop

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

out·crop

aUt krap

noun
a protrusion of rock above the surface of the soil.
example: Outcrops are the most important sources of information for geological mapping.

intransitive verb
to erupt or protrude, as a rock from the soil.
example: Coal-mining spread to other districts where coal outcropped or could be got from shallow pits.

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