ridgeline

noun

ridge·​line ˈrij-ˌlīn How to pronounce ridgeline (audio)
: a line marking or following a ridgetop

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Even the steep last stretch of the ascent, which will set your legs on fire, is worth the views of the mountaintop ridgeline reaching out for ages one way, and the mountains unfolding in every other direction. Andrea Reeves, The Enquirer, 23 Sep. 2022 The two of us undulated up and down a sunny ridgeline, traversing hillsides covered with blades of golden grass. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 23 Sep. 2022 As a town selectman, Darey helped stop the construction of a highway bypass through a wildlife sanctuary in Lenox, among other achievements; Bell helped the BNRC conserve more than 2 miles of ridgeline in the Hoosac Range. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2022 Gillis then set his sights on reclaiming his FKT of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail, a 33-mile ridgeline traverse in the coastal mountains of the Bay Area. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 20 Mar. 2020 The pivotal scene happens on a high ridgeline with the best views of the hike. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 11 Aug. 2022 Hit the road to Windham Mountain, 30 miles to the west, for a chairlift accessible ridgeline hike and mountain biking. Valerie Stivers And Hank Zona, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 Bring a cookstove, as no fires are allowed along the ridgeline. Neil Norman, Outside Online, 12 Aug. 2020 The modern farmhouse is set on a ridgeline, taking in 360-degree mountain, vineyard and ranch views. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 24 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ridgeline was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Ridgeline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgeline. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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