ridgeline

noun
ridge·line | \ˈrij-ˌlīn \

Definition of ridgeline 

: a line marking or following a ridgetop

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Powell understood that a mountain ridgeline determined the flow of water into larger rivers and finally into the sea. John F. Ross, Smithsonian, "The Visionary John Wesley Powell Had a Plan for Developing the West, But Nobody Listened," 3 July 2018 In the dark of night 48 hours later, scores of Green Berets and Afghan commandos landed by helicopter on a ridgeline west of the valley. Habib Khan Totakhil, WSJ, "U.S., Afghan Forces Launch Major Offensive Against Islamic State," 8 June 2018 Today the ridgeline and its adjoining slopes hold Forest Park and Highland Park in Queens, as well as Prospect Park in Brooklyn. William J. Broad, New York Times, "How the Ice Age Shaped New York," 5 June 2018 Nearby resident Richard Schott, 34, sat near a police checkpoint and watched as the eruption churned just over a ridgeline and behind some trees. Caleb Jones, Fox News, "Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations," 14 May 2018 One of the most epic: a 2014 first ascent of the iconic Fitz Traverse, a grueling five-day effort traversing the ridgeline of Patagonia’s Cerro Fitz Roy. National Geographic, "Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell Set Historic Speed Record on El Capitan," 6 June 2018 Ahead lay about a mile of ridgeline, with loose and stable rocks all jumbled together. The Atlantic, "Is Social Media Luring Hikers Into 'Death Gully'?," 17 May 2018 After 1,500 feet of trail through deep forest, paved Edgewood Avenue reappears and leads to the ridgeline at the Mountain Home Inn, which has been offering food and lodging to tourists and locals for over a century. Brian Coyne, San Francisco Chronicle, "How to ride your bike to Muir Woods," 16 May 2018 Nearby resident Richard Schott, 34, sat near a police checkpoint and watched as the eruption churned just over a ridgeline and behind some trees. Caleb Jones, Fox News, "Noisy Hawaiian volcano lava fissure prompts more evacuations," 14 May 2018

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1856, in the meaning defined above

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