timberline

noun tim·ber·line \ -ˌlīn \

Definition of timberline

:the upper limit of arboreal growth in mountains or high latitudes called also tree line

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First Known Use of timberline

1867


TIMBERLINE Defined for English Language Learners

timberline

noun

Definition of timberline for English Language Learners

  • : an imaginary line on a mountain or high area of land that marks the level above which trees do not grow


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timberline

noun tim·ber·line \ ˈtim-bər-ˌlīn \

Definition of timberline for Students

:the upper limit beyond which trees do not grow (as on mountains)

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