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

Definition of ridgeline

: a line marking or following a ridgetop

Examples of ridgeline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the ridgeline, a private dozer operator — at work on a construction project at a nearby winery — offered his help. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Hennessey Fire’s trail from Napa County to Vacaville," 3 Sep. 2020 Two firefighters with the Marin County Fire Department were battling the fire at Point Reyes National Seashore when they were trapped on a ridgeline, with flames advancing. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "California Wildfires: Live updates from August 21-22," 25 Aug. 2020 From there, the candidates hiked to a ridgeline 1,135 feet farther up. Simon Akam, Outside Online, "You Won’t Pass Chamonix’s Mountain Guiding Test," 27 Nov. 2019 The duck crossed a slight rise, 40 yards away, silhouetted for a quick moment like a mule deer making a break over a ridgeline. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "A D.I.Y. Duck Hunt on Public Land in New Mexico," 10 Mar. 2020 The trail sits at the base of a ragged ridgeline dominated by Safford Peak (3,563 feet) and Panther Peak (3,435 feet) and follows the sandy course of a desert drainage that funnels runoff from the surrounding Tucson Mountains. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Every great thing about the Sonoran Desert is on display in this easy hike," 15 Jan. 2020 Among his favorite spots are Bob Walker Ridge and the view of Los Vaqueros, and then nearby to the north, the long-distance view across the contiguous ridgeline to Mount Diablo. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "This man is hiking every East Bay trail," 16 Feb. 2020 Prime spots include conifer stands that block the wind and offer thermal protection, overgrown marshes, benches just below ridgelines, saddles, thick creek bottoms, clear-cuts that are growing back, islands in rivers, and the heads of brushy draws. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, "18 Key Strategies for Finding More Sheds," 5 Feb. 2020 Clusters of acorns and hickory nuts, washed down from the ridgelines by recent hard rains, can be seen in all directions. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, "Hunting With Dogs is the Best Way to Bag Late-Winter Squirrels," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ridgeline

1856, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2020

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“Ridgeline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgeline. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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