Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rock face”

rock face

noun [C]    
an area of vertical surface on a large rock or mountain: The path down to the beach was a precarious one, tiny steps hewn out of the sheer rock face.Hills and mountains
(Definition of rock face noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of rock face

Translations of “rock face”

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More