mountain chain

noun

: group of mountains that form a long line
The world's longest mountain chain is the Andes.

Examples of mountain chain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The volcanoes along this boundary are part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a roughly 10,000-mile-long mountain chain that lies mostly underwater. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023 Iceland straddles two tectonic plates, which are themselves divided by an undersea mountain chain that oozes molten hot rock. Cassandra Vinograd, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2023 Iceland straddles two tectonic plates, which are divided by an undersea mountain chain that is oozing magma, and when that magma pushes through the plates, earthquakes occur. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023

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“Mountain chain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20chain. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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