Origin of cragMiddle English from Celt, as in Welsh craig, Irish carraig, Gaelic creag from Indo-European base an unverified form kar-, hard
- An example of a crag is an animal's throat.
- An example of a crag is a sharp, large rock poking out from a mountain.
The definition of crag is the neck or throat area, or a rugged rock that sticks out from a mass of rocks.
a steep, rugged rock that rises above others or projects from a rock mass
Chiefly Scot. the neck, throat, or craw
Origin of cragMiddle English cragge from Middle Dutch crage: for Indo-European base see craw
A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward.
Origin of cragMiddle English from Welsh craig or Scottish Gaelic creagh
near Visby, Sweden
- At the base of the Red Crag in that county is a bed, 3 to 18 in.
- The natural cleavage of the trachyte into joint planes had already scarped out shelves which it was comparatively easy for human labour to shape; and so, high up this cone of trachyte, the Greek town of Assus was built, tier above tier, the summit of the crag being crowned with a Doric temple of Athena.
- Remains of crag deposits lie in pipes in the chalk near Lenham.
- The long screes or talus-slopes at the foot of every crag and cliff bear witness to the continual waste.
- On a crag above the town stands the v.