monadnock

noun
mo·​nad·​nock | \ mə-ˈnad-ˌnäk How to pronounce monadnock (audio) \

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Examples of monadnock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is considered a mountain-ish, or more properly a monadnock, a very large stone hill, as are neighboring Arabia and Panola mountains. Brian O'shea, ajc, 27 Jan. 2022 If the weather conditions aren’t conducive to thermals, such as on cloudy days, the migrating hawks look for ridgelines or isolated hills or mountains known as monadnocks, like Wachusett Mountain, which provide lift from wind coming off the slopes. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2019 The granite block is a monadnock, or isolated mountain, created by a pocket of magma trapped underground 300 million years ago and only coming to the surface, through uplift and erosion, 15 million years ago. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 22 Aug. 2017 Arabia Mountain State Park Get outside, Dad, and check out the 400 million-year-old monadnock that is Arabia Mountain. Atlanta Life, ajc, 9 June 2017 Arabia Mountain State Park Get outside, Dad, and check out the 400 million-year-old monadnock that is Arabia Mountain. Atlanta Life, ajc, 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of monadnock

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monadnock

Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire

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“Monadnock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monadnock. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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