ridge·​line | \ ˈrij-ˌlīn How to pronounce ridgeline (audio) \

Definition of ridgeline

: a line marking or following a ridgetop

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Like his father, Carrel was a professional hunter of the chamois (the region’s goat-like antelope) and had spent his youth exploring every valley and ridgeline of the region’s rugged terrain, including the flanks of the Matterhorn. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "How the pursuit of one European peak gave rise to modern mountaineering," 1 Aug. 2019 The place could be on a summer-camp brochure, a Swiss-style chalet situated on a 4,500-foot ridgeline with a 100-mile view into the shaggy blue forests of the middle Appalachians. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Airplanes That Rescue Ebola Patients," 5 July 2019 Another quality of life improvement is the fast travel system that uses Naviglobe and towns so players don’t have to trudge through the same deserts and ridgelines over and over again. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Dragon Quest Builders 2’ creates cohesive whole out of ‘Minecraft’ formula," 11 July 2019 Views include the Santa Ysabel and Temescal creeks and their surrounding ridgelines. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Popular trail challenge returns for a third year," 18 July 2019 Delight in the beauty of the sun setting behind the Las Trampas ridgeline and the treetop views from the private balcony off the sumptuous master bedroom. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: One of a Kind: A contemporary showplace with inviting ambience and divine updates," 4 June 2019 How nothing came up from behind the ridgeline, how in five minutes nothing in the landscape had altered. Paul Yoon, Harper's magazine, "Run Me to Earth," 10 Mar. 2019 Set atop an imposing ridgeline, the fort’s impressive scale indicates that whoever occupied it either felt a real threat of attack or wanted to make a show of overwhelming force. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, "The Lost World of the Maya is Finally Emerging From the Jungle," 7 Feb. 2019 Since our great awakening in the 1960s, the Bay Area has become a proud leader in protecting our local environment, from the redwoods and ridgelines to San Francisco Bay. David Lewis, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Don’t let Trump, Cargill pave San Francisco Bay," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of ridgeline

1856, in the meaning defined above

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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