Rockwork

/ˈrɒkwəːk/

Origin

First recorded in 1700–10; rock1 + work (Source: dictionary.com)

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Foster (b. 1591), Church of England clergyman and writer. From rock + work. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Rockwork

Rockwork

noun

  1. stonework.

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Rockwork

noun

  1. Ornamental or decorative work resembling rocks or shells.
  2. Rocks and shells used to create ornamental figures and designs as decoration for a grotto or other garden feature. Compare "rocaille". Chiefly historical after 18th cent.
  3. A natural mass or group of rocks.
  4. Stones roughly piled together in imitation of natural rocks as an ornamental garden feature, especially a rockery.
  5. Masonry with a rough projecting face, giving the appearance of natural, freshly quarried rock. Compare rustic work .
  6. Rock climbing.

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Rockwork

noun

  1. : a mass of rocks
  2. : rock garden
  3. : artificial rock ledges and waterfalls in gardens
  4. : stonework with a surface left broken and rough
  5. : rock-faced masonry
  6. : rockcraft sense 2

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Example sentences for Rockwork

  1. The form of growth assumed by this plant eminently fits it for rockwork.
  2. It is useful for rockwork or as a carpet plant where the soil is of a sandy nature.
  3. If the toko-niwa be not too small, you may see real fish swimming in the pond, or a pet tortoise crawling among the rockwork.
  4. On rockwork, in leaf soil, it does remarkably well; in loam it seems somewhat stunted.
  5. The front of the engine got larger, and Festing fixed his eyes upon the rockwork he had built among the piles.

Nearby words

rockville centre , rockweed , rockwell , rockwell number , rockwell, norman , rocky , rocky hill , rocky mount , rocky mountain beeplant , rocky mountain bighorn

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