rock pillar

rock pillar

[′räk ‚pil·ər]
(geology)
A column of rock produced by differential weathering or erosion, as along a joint plane.
In a cave, a pillar-type structure that is residual bedrock rather than a stalactostalagmite.
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Inside the Great Church, there is a painting of King Carol I with his hand on a rock pillar on which a piece is missing.
Assuming the seven rams would be just on the other side of the ledge where the small ram went, I carefully eased up behind a rock pillar.
While the 'driver was left to pick Iris own way', a navigator recorded mileage and bearings and 'at every halt, out came the map' and 'the last bit of course was plotted', wrote Bagnold in his autobiography; OPPOSITE, TOP LEFT: rock pillar, Libyan Desert, 1929-30.
Allegra failed to make the curve near Blue Cloud, and the vehicle crossed the southbound lane and hit a concrete and rock pillar, CHP Officer Wendy Hahn said.
Metora is a group of rock pillars in Greece at the very top of which several monasteries were built centuries ago.
Ponta da Piedade in Lagos is the jewel in the Algarve's crown, with the cliffs of the headland shaped by the sea into rock pillars, tunnels and a hidden grotto.
The park is a series of natural amphitheaters with its distinctive red rock pillars of stone called "hoodoos" carved into pink cliffs of the majestic Paunsaugunt Plateau.
A feature of the coastline are rock pillars out at sea known as the Twelve Apostles which tourists can fly above in helicopters so dinky they look like they're flown by remote control.
The 4x4 Off Road passenger rides will demonstrate just how robust these vehicles really are as they take motorsport fans on an unforgettable ride through BIC's dramatic off-road course, which features 23 daring obstacles including a water tunnel, fields of ragged rock pillars and sand traps.
Below, water pours from tall rock pillars in the pool.
The six Greek Orthodox monasteries are built on spectacular natural rock pillars on the edge of the Pindus Mountains.
Scenes in For Your Eyes Only were shot at Greece's magestic Meteora, six Greek Orthodox monasteries built on spectacular natural rock pillars on the edge of the Pindus Mountains.