moun·​tain·​top | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp \

Definition of mountaintop

: the summit of a mountain

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Since the original equipment is outmoded, the Vatican runs a newer telescope, built in the ’80s, on a mountaintop near Tucson, Ariz., where Brother Consolmagno studied for his doctorate and now spends part of each year. Kyle Peterson, WSJ, "An Astronomer’s View of the Christmas Sky," 21 Dec. 2018 Last year a reindeer hunter found an 1,100-year-old Viking sword on a remote mountaintop in Southern Norway. James Rogers, Fox News, "Perfectly-preserved 1,000-year-old hunter's dart discovered in melting ice," 7 Sep. 2018 These mountaintop sessions included time spent testing different equipment, practicing different carving drills, and finessing her techniques. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "How Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy Trains to Be a World-Class Snowboarder," 12 Dec. 2018 At the heart of Pembroke Pines Charter’s run back to the state softball mountaintop was Eliza Gonzalez. David Furones,, "Broward 9A-7A softball player of the year: Eliza Gonzalez, Pembroke Pines Charter junior," 20 June 2018 Slabinski said the medal also belongs to seven Americans who died on the mountaintop. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "Air Force releases video of Sgt. John Chapman's final moments," 10 Aug. 2018 Wednesday’s ordainment ceremony will take place at another temple on a Chiang Rai mountaintop before the group returns to reside for more than a week at the Wat Pha That Doi Wao temple near Thailand’s northern border with Myanmar. Tassanee Vejpongsa, The Seattle Times, "Thai soccer boys’ heads shaved for Buddhist ordination," 24 July 2018 Cycling has mixed emotions about the noisy throngs on mountaintop finishes. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Tour de France Mountain Madness, and Me," 19 July 2018 Chase and a team spent five years producing and photographing a spectacular but still-unreleased documentary about the glory of the coast, from mountaintops to sea caves. Steve Lopez,, "California's newest public beach is glorious, but you have to paddle to get there — and the trip is treacherous," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of mountaintop

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountaintop was circa 1522

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English Language Learners Definition of mountaintop

: the top of a mountain


moun·​tain·​top | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp \

Kids Definition of mountaintop

: the highest part of a mountain

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