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.

1920–25; rock1 + fall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The rockfall buried dozens, perhaps hundreds, of residents alive.
Even though some of the rockfall was dynamited away, allowing the river to flow
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