tree·​top | \ ˈtrē-ˌtäp How to pronounce treetop (audio) \

Definition of treetop

1 : the topmost part of a tree
2 treetops plural : the height or line marked by the tops of a group of trees

Examples of treetop in a Sentence

a view from the highest treetop
Recent Examples on the Web But the treetop monitoring systems are relatively new and a potentially important innovation in the fight against deforestation, which typically relies on drones, camera traps and satellite images. Mike Ives, New York Times, "Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers," 20 Oct. 2019 And, across the kaleidoscopic landscape of northern New England, the stately white church spire, poking through colorful treetops, soaring toward the heavens., "“The Little White Church in Eaton is our skyline,’’ Kate Armenio told me the other day from behind the counter of the Eaton Village Store, which she runs with her husband. “It defines the town.’’," 14 Oct. 2019 And those in search of color found ample supply looking skyward to treetops ablaze in autumn’s rust and orange leaves. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The best respite from politics is at the White House," 20 Oct. 2019 The camera, which refreshes every 15 minutes, can be zoomed in or out by users to get a better look at specific parts of the treetops. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Brown County 'Leaf Cam' launches for viewing Indiana fall leaves," 9 Sep. 2019 Their parents feel differently, however, calling out from nearby treetops. Quanta Magazine, "As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier," 5 Aug. 2014 Kevin combines camera trapping and GPS technologies with field science to study wildlife living in tropical treetops. National Geographic, "," 12 June 2019 In November, your popularity could soar and your ambitions could reach the treetops. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Sept. 14, 2019: Happy birthday Kimberly Williams-Paisley; Scorpio, unwind and relax," 14 Sep. 2019 In the evenings, relax in a hammock and scan the treetops for howler and spider monkeys, or practice your nighttime photography skills with your friends. National Geographic, "Costa Rica Middle School Expedition," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of treetop

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Nov 2019

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“Treetop.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of treetop

: the highest part of a tree


tree·​top | \ ˈtrē-ˌtäp How to pronounce treetop (audio) \

Kids Definition of treetop

: the highest part of a tree

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