moun·tain·top | \ ˈmau̇n-tᵊn-ˌtäp \

Definition of mountaintop 

: the summit of a mountain

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On the second half of the hike, the pastures widen to expose lovely views of mountaintops above and towns, buttes and hills far below. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 The only felid in Hawai`i are house cats, tame and feral, found in homes and yards and boat harbors and beach parks and deep in the backs of valleys and high on the summit of mountaintops and basically everywhere. Kim Steutermann Rogers, Smithsonian, "How the Tiniest of Parasites is Taking Down the Mightiest of Monk Seals," 9 July 2018 The clouds cleared for a minute, revealing a barren red-dirt mountaintop. Jada Yuan, New York Times, "Place 11 of 52: In Chile, a Gorgeous, Very Rainy and Sometimes Lonely Journey," 8 May 2018 Can Tyson or Taulia knock Hoover off the mountaintop and capture a 7A title? Josh Bean,, "Taulia, Tyson and Nix have committed, and it's good news for Alabama and Auburn," 22 Apr. 2018 Kick prefers mountaintops to photo ops, pool tables to podiums, and high-fives to handshakes. Hudson Morgan, Town & Country, "Camelot Continued: Kick Kennedy's Private Tour of the Family Compound," 25 Dec. 2012 On Sunday, the last day of a week of celebrating American independence, a living symbol of America was brought to a mountaintop in Maryland in a cardboard carton, and let out to seek his own freedom. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "A once-weakened bald eagle is released four days after the Fourth," 10 July 2018 Their purpose is to take care of the Jefferson family graveyard up on the mountaintop. Farah Stockman, New York Times, "‘She Was Part of This Family’: Jefferson Descendants Reflect on Sally Hemings Exhibit," 16 June 2018 Instead of having single units that sit on towers or mountaintops, spinning and scanning up to 200 miles out, Raytheon proposes distributing smaller digital systems, en masse, across the landscape. Eric Adams, WIRED, "Raytheon's New Radar Could Help Bring Flying Cars to Our Cities," 11 Apr. 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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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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