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 The Sierra sun was soft and gentle at 11,000 feet, and there was no reason to rush at a pace any faster than high-mountain time. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Oct. 2021 Very much looking forward to my first mountain time zone NCAA Tournament, which I was robbed of last year. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Mar. 2021 Texas is in two time zones, central and mountain time. Adam Brewster, CBS News, 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, 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, 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of mountain time

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Mountain time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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