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 To reach that ridgetop, the fire had traveled 13 miles southeast in 30 hours. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Hennessey Fire’s trail from Napa County to Vacaville," 3 Sep. 2020 Within a few months of returning to California after years of living abroad, Jim and Judy Schultze saw that a property outside of Corralitos, high on a ridgetop overlooking the ocean, had come on the market. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Windy Oaks Estate: Pinot Noir with an ocean view," 26 Jan. 2018 Set on 5,200 acres in Walland, Tennessee, the property recently added ridgetop cabins with incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Mary Turner, Outside Online, "Travel the World with These Livestream Cameras," 26 Apr. 2020 The builders want to tunnel through a mountain some 700 feet below the level of the trail, which runs along the ridgetop and intertwines with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Robert Barnes, BostonGlobe.com, "US Supreme Court to decide winner in case of gas pipeline vs. Appalachian Trail," 23 Feb. 2020 The other photograph shows a high ridgetop overlooking a sweeping valley. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "Can the Wildlife of East Africa Be Saved? A Visit with Richard Leakey," 20 Feb. 2020 The lodge launched Siwash Star Camp, two canvas tents set on a ridgetop platform deck with views of the lake and mountains. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "3 New Tented Camps That Amp Up Glamping," 11 Feb. 2020 That’s why stalking hogs after spotting them from a distant road or ridgetop is a common method. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Everything You Need to Know About Hog Hunting," 13 Jan. 2020 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

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Ridgetop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgetop. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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