ridge·​top ˈrij-ˌtäp How to pronounce ridgetop (audio)
: the crest of a ridge

Examples of ridgetop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From this point on, our machete-wielding porters whack a shoulder-wide path straight up the fall line toward the ridgetop. Peter Frick-Wright, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2019 The castle is surrounded by contemporary sculpture and looks down on the village and as far as the medieval ridgetop village of Ménerbes, four miles west. Kate Maxwell, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Jan. 2022 Gusty ridgetop winds are predicted to reach between 45 mph and 65 mph and peak Thursday morning, leading to dangerous and even whiteout conditions. Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2022 From Vatia village, climb up switchbacks to a ridgetop through tropical rainforest that’s home to fruit bats. Jonathan Olivier, Outside Online, 10 Oct. 2022 Glennallen troopers responded by plane and landed on a nearby ridgetop. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2022 The Coastal fire broke out on a cool but gusty day and spread rapidly, cresting up a canyon before burning huge ridgetop homes. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 The ridgetop offered several great picnic areas with vast views across the surrounding plains. Bob Robinson, Arkansas Online, 23 May 2022 On a clear day, the views seem to go on forever from Alila Ventana Big Sur; other times, misty clouds surround the 59-room resort’s 160-acre ridgetop location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Kathy A. McDonald, Variety, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ridgetop was in 1847

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“Ridgetop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridgetop. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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