from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The summit line of a hill.

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  • n. The crest of a hill


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  • Dr. Baldwin calls his hillcrest retreat "Spadina," the Indian word for hill, he explains, while hospitably greeting you on your visit.

    The Life of a New City: Toronto, 1834

  • " Mykel reined up beside another larger juniper, far enough below the hillcrest that he could not see over it " or that whoever or whatever was on the other side could not see him.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • And beneath that ... the greenish blackness that he had sensed on the hillcrest to the west of the old garrison in Hyalt.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • Keeping low, Mykel scrambled and scuttled back over the hillcrest.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • He kept moving until he neared the small jumble of rocks that marked the hillcrest.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • To his right, the grasslands rose slowly to a hillcrest less than half a vingt away, then dropped, only to rise into a slightly higher rolling hill farther west.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • Just before the hillcrest, the scouts rode across a downed section of the fence, through the low second growth bordering the field, and toward the older forest a quarter of a vingt away.

    Alector's Choice

  • The woodlot ended just short of the flat hillcrest, and Kharl reined up while still in the trees, looking southward.


  • Kharl reached a point several hundred cubits below the hillcrest on the west side when he saw that perhaps half the patrollers on the rise had finished a wheeling maneuver into a formation to face his small force.


  • From what he could tell, it was beyond the hillcrest on the east side of the road.


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