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[hil-top] /ˈhɪlˌtɒp/
the top or summit of a hill.
verb (used without object), hilltopped, hilltopping.
Fox Hunting.
  1. to follow the progress of a hunt on horseback but without jumping.
  2. to follow the hunt on foot or in an automobile.
Origin of hilltop
1375-1425; late Middle English. See hill, top1
Related forms
hilltopper, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • We are still on foot, when a cry from the Kid hurries us to the hilltop.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • He'd ferried me down to the hilltop in the long shadows of early morning.

    Attrition Jim Wannamaker
  • Her book might be called truly a companion volume to "A hilltop on the Marne."

    Bruce of the Circle A Harold Titus
  • We have planted the schoolhouse on the hilltop and made it free to white and black.

    America First Various
  • She stood on the hilltop exulting in that sense of being free.

    Fidelity Susan Glaspell
Word Origin and History for hilltop

c.1400, from hill + top (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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