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mountaintop

[moun-tn-top] /ˈmaʊn tnˌtɒp/
noun
1.
the top or summit of a mountain.
adjective
2.
situated at the top or summit of a mountain:
a mountaintop house.
Origin of mountaintop
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; mountain + top1
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  • The dais on which he stood seemed suddenly turned into a mountaintop.

  • The Jews in the wilderness and on the mountaintop said: It is meet to be here.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The plane settled down on a landing strip that had been hewn from a mountaintop.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • Here are you and I, Dad, upon a mountaintop, watching it tear–oh!

    Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl

    Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
  • The Pedlar was as unapproachable as a crag on a mountaintop.

    Gunman's Reckoning Max Brand

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