ridge·​top | \ ˈrij-ˌtäp How to pronounce ridgetop (audio) \

Definition of ridgetop

: the crest of a ridge

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Black bears were so attracted to the heavy concentration of ridgetop chinquapins that locals used the area for trapping. Robert Langellier, National Geographic, "A legendary Ozark chestnut tree, thought extinct, is rediscovered," 24 June 2019 Flames in the canyon bottom create a convection oven, carrying fire uphill and over ridgetops, spewing hot embers a mile or more into other neighborhoods. AZCentral.com, "Amid winding mountain roads, a village pushes back its encroaching fire threat," 23 July 2019 The one-acre property is set on a ridgetop and enjoys unobstructed views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Hot Property Newsletter: Sound investments," 13 July 2019 Runners-up: Winner: Blackberry Mountain, Walland, Tennessee Blackberry Farm, the beloved country inn, now has a sister property with a ridgetop lodge and elegant cabins handcrafted from local stone and reclaimed wood. Gisela Williams And Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "The 2019 ELLE Decor Travel A-List," 26 June 2019 On this ridgetop is a test plot that Bost began nine years ago, home to 117 baby and adolescent Ozark chinquapins, some up to 30 feet tall, half the height of a full-grown tree. Robert Langellier, National Geographic, "A legendary Ozark chestnut tree, thought extinct, is rediscovered," 24 June 2019 Winds gusting to nearly 20 mph (32 kph) at times drove the fire through dense chaparral on the foothill slopes and along ridgetops, sending up an enormous column of smoke that smeared the sky for miles around. Amanda Lee Myers, Fox News, "Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate," 9 Aug. 2018 TrekSonoma Follow forested paths along creeks and rivers, then gently climb to a ridgetop for wraparound vistas of mountains, farms, sea and sky. Harriot Manley, SFChronicle.com, "Favorite escapes for Northern California’s eco-minded congressman," 21 June 2018 At one point, taking it all in on a ridgetop, this huge herd of reindeer came beneath my feet. Outside Online, "A Trekker’s Guide to Sweden," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of ridgetop

1847, in the meaning defined above

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