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rock +‎ band


rockband (plural rockbands)

  1. (geology) A rock formation that encircles a hill or mountain, separating other kinds of terrain that are above and below it.
    • 1998, Climbing, Issues 178-180, page 45:
      His longtime friend and climbing partner, Chuck Maffei was spared from being pulled into the slide when their rope severed on a rockband.
    • 2001, Alan Hobson, Jamie Clarke, The Power of Passion: Achieve Your Own Everests, page 125:
      A 300-foot high rockband of near-vertical climbing stood between us and the summit.
    • 2012, Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country, fourth edition →ISBN, page 31:
      But stymied by a rockband, you are forced to traverse left instead, following cairns to gain the fire road between two large cairns.
  2. Alternative form of rock band (band that plays rock music).
    • 1974, Paul Golis, A Day in the Life of Jay Peter Sweetly, page 12:
      He tried calling again every three minutes until his accountant arrived, but the line was always busy — busy because room-mate John was using the phone to beat the bongo drums to the rhythm of the acid rockband on the stereo.
    • 1979, New York Magazine, December 31, 1979, page 22:
      Babes in Toyland - Holiday family show based on Victor Herbert's classic, following the adventures of a rockband through Toyland.
    • 2005, Joel Rai, "Interpreter of Maladies", India Today International, Volume 4, page 159:
      By which measure he should have a library's worth of themes in his mind since his cv also lists his peregrinations as a rockband leader, radio performer, university lecturer ("crushing failure") in Kathmandu and Bangkok, travel agent ("bankrupting defeat"), highway construction worker, tourist guide, columnist and a journalist.
    • 2006, Carola Conle, Teacher's Stories, Teacher's Lives, page 204:
      I started the class that day by having them listen to a powerful contemporary song by an Irish rockband.
    • 2012, Peter Moormann, Music and Game: Perspectives on a Popular Alliance, page 172:
      Since then the scene has quickly developed: New York stars such as Bit Shifter, Nullsleep or the chiptune rockband Anamanaguchi, and also 8 Bit Weapon from California and Sabrepulse from Great Britain, tour extensively and achieve up to three million replays on internet radio


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Borrowed from English rock band. Equivalent to rock +‎ band.


  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔk.bɛnt/
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  • Hyphenation: rock‧band


rockband m (plural rockbands, diminutive rockbandje n)

  1. rock band