moun·​tain·​top | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp How to pronounce mountaintop (audio) \

Definition of mountaintop

: the summit of a mountain

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Recent Examples on the Web Summerhaven resident Leanne Mack had remained optimistic that the rocky terrain of the Santa Catalina Mountains in northeast Tucson would help keep the Bighorn Fire away from the small mountaintop town. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Bighorn Fire rocks Summerhaven community still recovering from devastating 2003 fire," 17 June 2020 The inexpensive and eco-friendly pumps harness pressure from fast-flowing water to drive water uphill and deliver it to mountaintop crops, where irrigation was not previously possible. Nusmila Lohani, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Ireland will ban certain tobacco products, and more," 10 Apr. 2020 On Monday, its mountaintop observatory shared a striking view: not one, but two rare cloud features hovering side by side, lit by the sunrise. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Two Rare Cloud Features Appear Over New Hampshire’s Mount Washington," 28 Feb. 2020 Downhill gives me mountaintop vistas and manageable thrills. Robert Snyder, The Conversation, "The dystopian experience of skiing in New Jersey’s new American Dream mall," 7 Feb. 2020 In fact, her cry for action has picked up steam at the annual mountaintop summit, reverberating around the crowd of top government and business leaders, many of whom are newly converted to the climate crisis. Claire Zillman, Fortune, "Trump’s Davos speech sought to appease business leaders. On climate change, it isolated them," 22 Jan. 2020 The cable car to its mountaintop location keeps breaking down. The Economist, "More dollars and fewer protests in Venezuela," 18 Dec. 2019 Haleakala, Hawaii Watching sunrise from the summit of the highest peak on Maui has been a tradition for decades, so much so that early risers must make reservations with the Park Service to visit the mountaintop at dawn. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Top 10 sweeping views of iconic parks," 12 June 2019 In the summer of 2019, Leonard returned to the NBA mountaintop again — in Toronto. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Top 10 Spurs moments: No. 4 — Kawhi Leonard’s cruel twist against Warriors," 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of mountaintop

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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“Mountaintop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mountaintop

: the top of a mountain


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Kids Definition of mountaintop

: the highest part of a mountain

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