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[rok-fawl] /ˈrɒkˌfɔl/
an act or instance of the falling of rock, as in a cave-in or an avalanche.
a mass of rocks that have fallen:
to be trapped under a rockfall.
Origin of rockfall
1920-25; rock1 + fall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They followed the yellow beam of Scotty's flashlight through the dark tunnel to the rockfall.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • He set about skirting the rockfall, still searching the ground for traces of beetle wheels.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • Indeed, he had helped to clear the rockfall which crushed the life out of the unfortunate miner.

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