: top-notch
especially : being or belonging to the highest or most expensive class
top-of-the-line camera equipment

Examples of top-of-the-line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The single-floor stunner opens to a sprawling chef’s kitchen decked out with dark wood cabinets, white quartzite counters, and an array of top-of-the-line appliances from Miele, Sub-Zero, and Viking. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Sep. 2023 Acquired from Cincinnati at last year’s trade deadline to help the playoff push, Castillo has been as advertised as a top-of-the-line starter in his first full season in Seattle, going 13-7 with a 3.08 ERA. C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 18 Sep. 2023 Moving to the top-of-the-line devices, the iPhone 15 Pro Max starts at $1,199 for the 256GB model while the Galaxy S23 Ultra starts at $1,199.99 with the same storage capacity. Iyaz Akhtar, PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 Homeowners who have a small yard or don’t plan to use a leaf vacuum often may not want to splurge for a top-of-the-line model that won’t get frequent use. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2023 This top-of-the-line plane comes complete with a staff that works to make a flight as comfortable as possible for its passengers. cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023 Speed tests show that the Mate Pro 60 is capable of downloads that are faster than the top-of-the-line 5G phones currently on the market, the publication added. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 George Cleverly is one of a handful of heritage cobblers producing top-of-the-line footwear the same way it has been done for generations. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 Buy top-of-the-line appliances for every room in your house at a discount, including $50 off a KitchenAid stand mixer, the gold standard in mixers. Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'top-of-the-line.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of top-of-the-line was in 1953

Dictionary Entries Near top-of-the-line

Cite this Entry

“Top-of-the-line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top-of-the-line. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: top-notch
top-of-the-line camera equipment
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!