tor

noun
\ ˈtȯr How to pronounce tor (audio) \

Definition of tor

: a high craggy hill

First Known Use of tor

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tor

Middle English, from Old English torr

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“Tor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tor. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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tor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tor

chiefly British : a high, rocky hill

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