ridgetop

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

Definition of ridgetop

: the crest of a ridge

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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 Tolby said Thursday should bring the heaviest snow with high winds and ridgetop gusts that could reach up to 100 mph. Sophie Haigney, San Francisco Chronicle, "Winter’s biggest storm headed for Northern California," 27 Feb. 2018 The cemetery is located on a ridgetop north of Aero Parkway in Florence. Nancy Daly, Cincinnati.com, "Amazon seeks to relocate graves for NKY Prime Air project," 21 Jan. 2018 Easterly ridgetops saw winds averaging around 30 mph and gusting to 60 mph. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Snow, wind create extreme avalanche danger in upper Turnagain Arm area," 12 Jan. 2018 Winds along ridgetops are predicted to gust 20 mph out of the northeast. Allan Brettman, OregonLive.com, "Chetco winds calm overnight; Brookings remains at the ready," 26 Aug. 2017 After a 20-minute journey from Wanaka, McCaw’s helicopter lands on the pristine glacier, gingerly joining a dozen other choppers in formation on the snowy ridgetop. Jaclyn Trop, Vogue, "An Escape to a Secluded Glacial Resort Once Owned by the British Crown," 15 Aug. 2017

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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