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hill station

a village, post, or the like, especially in S Asia, at a high altitude where government officials and others can be stationed to escape the great heat of tropical summers.
Origin of hill station
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for hill station
Contemporary Examples
  • Coorg is a hill station outside the major city of Bangalore in central-southern India.

    Fresh Picks John Mooney April 12, 2011
Historical Examples
  • The birds found in and about a Nilgiri hill station differ in character from those of the plains distant but a score of miles.

  • It was in the autumn of 1836 that Havelock sent up his wife and little children for a change to a hill station called Landour.

    The Red Book of Heroes Leonora Blanche Lang
  • Hope stayed on at the hill station with Mrs. Latimer till the rains were nearly over.

  • In a hill station, which was a health resort even in the hottest months, the question of climate was practically non-existent.

    An Unknown Lover Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And the heat crept up from its kingdom in the Plains below and laughed at our boasts of the coolness of our hill station.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • And certainly this latter is a better way for the youngster to spend his holiday than loafing about a hill station.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • Then, sir, I sold farm tools and my horse, and sent the wife to a hill station for her health.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • Jack Darling having arrived at Muktiarbad while Mrs. Fox was at a hill station, their acquaintance was only in its initial stage.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
British Dictionary definitions for hill station

hill station

(in northern India) a settlement or resort at a high altitude
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