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

Definition of ridgetop

: the crest of a ridge

Examples of ridgetop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everything is centered around an expansive green space, with the project also offering views of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean from its ridgetop locale. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2021 A couple miles away, Wil Berndt, 68, watched from a ridgetop as flames raced up the canyon toward his home. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021 Fearing to continue climbing to the ridgetop during aftershocks that were also significant earthquakes, the women stayed on their platform of ferns and bent-over blades of rye grass. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Aug. 2021 The Tamarack fire started July 4 when lightning struck a rocky ridgetop in the Mokelumne Wilderness and at first, only a single tree was ablaze. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2021 Harry Burleigh made it to another ridgetop and built a three-sided structure out of random limbs, and finally found a water source: a tree that had snapped in half that had water pooled in its stump. Donovan Brink, oregonlive, 20 July 2021 On Saturday, a heli-skiing tour carrying five passengers and a pilot crashed on an unnamed ridgetop north of the glacier, returning from a day of riding in the Chugach Mountains. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Apr. 2021 The heavy snowfall paired with easterly winds of 20 to 35 mph and gusts up to 57 mph at the ridgetop, the center said. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Jan. 2021 To reach that ridgetop, the fire had traveled 13 miles southeast in 30 hours. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of ridgetop

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ridgetop was in 1847

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27 Nov 2021

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“Ridgetop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgetop. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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