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

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Signals will be easier to pick up under treetops, within the canyons of cities, and inside buildings. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "USAF's Next-Gen GPS Satellites Will Be a Huge Upgrade...Eventually," 26 Dec. 2018 Over the four-minute experience, we’re whisked through worlds both fantastic and familiar: soaring through treetops, huddled in a foreboding alleyway, surrounded by mystical beings in a desert. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, "‘I Was Raised on the Internet’ Review: Binary Reactions to the Digital World," 15 Sep. 2018 Rosewood Luang Prabang: The latest luxury hotel to open in Luang Prabang takes advantage of the area's lush jungles with a series of suites housed in stilted safari-like tents that overlook an expanse of dark-green treetops. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 Tap into your wild side and an adrenaline rush while soaring among the treetops at speeds of up to 35 mph! The Seattle Times, "Secret Seattle: 10 hidden neighborhood hangouts," 15 Oct. 2018 There's no better job for a guy with his head in the clouds than days spent in the treetops. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Pete Nelson's Latest Project Proves He's The Ultimate Treehouse Master," 4 Oct. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce treetop (audio) \

Kids Definition of treetop

: the highest part of a tree

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