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mountain chain

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noun
  1. mountain system.

Origin of mountain chain

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for mountain chain

Historical Examples

  • The mountain-chain of Mokattam can be discerned some time previously.

    A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy

    Ida Pfeiffer

  • When in that country I wondered how any mountain-chain could supply such masses and not have been utterly obliterated.

  • All day the road led along the mountain-chain, in the San Fernando Valley—a soft, warm day, made to dream and reflect.

    Overland Tales

    Josephine Clifford

  • We see, then, that such a mountain-chain must owe its origin to a process of tangential or lateral thrusting and crushing.

  • They stand on a plateau or terrace of limestone, which is a projection from the Libyan mountain-chain.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things

    Edmund Fillingham King


British Dictionary definitions for mountain chain

mountain chain

noun
  1. a series of ranges of mountains
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