Definitions for outcropˈaʊtˌkrɒp; ˌaʊtˈkrɒp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
out•cropˈaʊtˌkrɒp; ˌaʊtˈkrɒp(n.; v.)-cropped, -crop•ping.
(n.)a cropping out, as of a stratum or vein at the surface of the earth. the exposed portion of such a stratum or vein.
something that emerges suddenly or violently in the manner of an outcrop; outbreak.
(v.i.)to crop out, as strata.
Origin of outcrop:
outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop(verb)
the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
appear on the surface, come to the surface on the ground
"Big boulders outcropped"
A piece of land that stands out (usually into water) from the land surrounding.
A coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground.
The part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.