mountain time

noun, often capitalized M

Definition of mountain time

: the time of the seventh time zone west of Greenwich that includes the Rocky Mountain states of the U.S. — see time zone illustration

Examples of mountain time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Texas is in two time zones, central and mountain time. Adam Brewster, CBS News, "Texas 2020 election results: Trump projected winner," 4 Nov. 2020 Pogacar, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Monday, is the youngest winner since 1904, sealing his triumph with a sensational performance in the mountain time trial on the penultimate stage. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Tadej Pogacar wins Tour de France to make history for Slovenia," 20 Sep. 2020 Thomas has said that his race with Froome will be more like a mountain time trial, a steadier, more measured effort, but no one knows precisely how the race could develop for the leaders. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Stage that Could Decide the Tour de France Is Also Its Shortest," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of mountain time

1883, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2020

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“Mountain time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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