ridgeline

noun
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 The target for the sample collection attempt was a briefcase-size rock belonging to a ridgeline that is more than half-a-mile (900 meters) long and contains rock outcrops and boulders. David Bressan, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 The ridgeline and the setting sun began their late-afternoon matinee. Sheri Castle, Travel + Leisure, 4 Sep. 2021 An emergency beacon was activated around 11:20 a.m., and a search helicopter found the wreckage on a ridgeline at 2:37 p.m. NBC News, 6 Aug. 2021 The trail climbs the mountain ridgeline to the highest peak in the Tucson Mountains. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2021 Going right will take you up to a ridgeline with views of the Wasatch Mountains but will also nearly double your mileage. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 July 2021 In early 2020, our ascent to the ridgeline through a nature reserve would have been bleak; now, the bursts of bright green epicormic growth on the charred tree trunks and the thickets of pioneering plants brighten the way. Sarah Reid, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2021 Carroll said that the temperature at the floor of the Canaan Valley has sometimes been 30 degrees colder than that at another Tech instrument site on a ridgeline less than 1,000 feet and 3 miles away. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 Dripping small flames from handheld fuel canisters, two dozen people began setting fire to 35 acres of dense brush near homes atop a ridgeline rising out of Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County the other day. Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ridgeline

1856, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

13 Sep 2021

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“Ridgeline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgeline. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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