Definitions

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

  • n. See ridge.

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  • n. The topmost edge along a mountain ridge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long narrow range of hills

Etymologies

ridge +‎ line (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And now the rain has reached the mountaintop, and the ridgeline is all translucent behind a veil of rain and mist, and I have a really good short story to read.

    This is really nice right here.

  • You can combine the loops of Fairmount and Humphrey into a figure 8 once you climb the roughly 1000 feet to the plateau of the ridgeline which is an absolute treat of a ride, complete with twists and turns aplenty, lots of stellar old trees and houses, and stunning views to all sides of the city as you circumvent the loops atop the west hills.

    PezCyclingNews.com

  • I sat on an downed tree when this buck came across the next ridgeline.

    Field & Stream

  • Adding 17000-30000 troops will make the targets on that ridgeline and firing from across that valley exactly 0 inches closer.

    Casualties, We’re Everywhere | ATTACKERMAN

  • Only a few miles away, it floats against a rippling ridgeline and a blue sky, a legendary symbol of glamor and riches that has inspired countless youths to pursue their lofty dreams.

    Neil Zevnik: Rolling Out the Red Carpet: A Different Hollywood Tale

  • They do horrible things on the ridgeline, Karsh said, referring to outsize mansions built in the hills.

    Saudi prince is behind disputed L.A. mega-mansion

  • Sharon walked the close-coupled bay horse, a Latigo brand burned on its hip, through a grove of aspen trees growing on the north slope below the ridgeline.

    Western Man

  • What was once a 1208 square foot residence has now metastasized into a 22,188 square foot, 36 foot high colossus with a porch deck, balconies, pool deck, pool and spa -- and all of it over a basement on a steep ridgeline, no less.

    John Mirisch: Saving Franklin Canyon: Zoning In on a Solution

  • Even though the Yaroslavsky letter was in reference to a different, but nearby, property, he hits the nail on the head, while the Times seems singularly and oddly clueless about what appropriate development concerns along a ridgeline might be.

    John Mirisch: Saving Franklin Canyon: Zoning In on a Solution

  • We've seen this explosion and it's coming right over the ridgeline, directly at us right now.

    Forest Near Mount Rushmore Suffers Beetle Attack

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