tree·top | \ˈtrē-ˌtäp \

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

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The forest raptors hunt in the dark but open area in between the treetops and the shorter vegetation reaching up from the ground. Mike Cason,, "Cavanaugh tops lieutenant governor poll; most undecided," 2 May 2018 Go Ape operates the treetop adventures in a partnership with the Forest Preserve of Cook County and has a 10-year lease to do so, Whitney said. Chuck Fieldman,, "Bemis Woods zip line course now welcomes children to come swing through the trees, in addition to adults," 29 June 2018 In the end, the flames leapt over them between the treetops and kept going. Washington Post, "Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires," 14 June 2018 Zip line courses have become more and more popular with all ages enjoying flying at breakneck speeds through the treetops. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "6 of the best zip line courses in Michigan," 3 July 2018 But given their prominence in art, researchers assumed the animals must once have swung through the treetops of central China. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "Vanished ape found in ancient Chinese tomb, giving clues to its disappearance," 21 June 2018 Then head inland for the island’s spiritual hub, Ubud: The Four Seasons there is one of the most indulgent overnighting spots nestled amid the treetops. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 15 June 2018 The Wild Center, a natural history site, recently opened Wild Walk, an elevated path that allows visitors to view the park from above the treetops. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "You Can Now View the Adirondacks Like You've Never Seen Them Before," 15 July 2015 This excursion over a treetop canopy has been suspended, Torres said. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Honeymooning couple fatally collides on zipline in Honduras," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of treetop

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of treetop

: the highest part of a tree


tree·top | \ˈtrē-ˌtäp \

Kids Definition of treetop

: the highest part of a tree

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