Meaning of “rock face” in the English Dictionary

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"rock face" in British English

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rock facenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈrɒk ˌfeɪs/ us /ˈrɑːk ˌfeɪs/

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.

(Definition of “rock face” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)