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[krag] /kræg/
a steep, rugged rock; rough, broken, projecting part of a rock.
Origin of crag1
1275-1325; Middle English < British Celtic; akin to Welsh craig rock
Related forms
craglike, adjective


[krag] /kræg/
noun, Scot. and North England
the neck, throat, or craw.
1425-75; late Middle English cragge < Middle Dutch crage neck, throat; cognate with German Kragen collar; cf. craw Unabridged
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  • They are taken to an abandoned monastery on a needle-shape crag.
  • He's a gentle giant of a creature, who looks down on the rest of the world from a sad and isolated crag.
  • The castle is perched on a rocky crag overlooking the town and the way is signposted, so finding the path should not be a problem.
  • Time to revise the image of the hermit, clinging to a crag in solitary bliss.
  • Beneath the helicopter's blades, the woods thicken and the terrain rises to a seam of limestone crag, dripping with trees.
  • Every athlete needs a casual zip-up hoodie to wear on the way to the crag, or around the campsite.
  • Throw them in a duffle, wear them at the crag or pair them with khakis for dinner.
  • The eagle is emblematic of liberty and is poised on a mountain crag, stars dimly visible in the background.
British Dictionary definitions for crag


a steep rugged rock or peak
Word Origin
C13: of Celtic origin; related to Old Welsh creik rock


a formation of shelly sandstone in E England, deposited during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs
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Word Origin and History for crag

early 14c.; as a place-name element attested from c.1200, probably from a Celtic source akin to Old Irish crec "rock," and carrac "cliff," Welsh craig "rock, stone," Manx creg.

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