[ hil-top ]
/ ˈhɪlˌtɒp /


the top or summit of a hill.

verb (used without object), hill·topped, hill·top·ping.

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.

Nearby words

  1. hillsboro,
  2. hillsborough,
  3. hillsdale,
  4. hillside,
  5. hillsite,
  6. hilly,
  7. hillyer,
  8. hilo,
  9. hilt,
  10. hilton

Origin of hilltop

1375–1425; late Middle English. See hill, top1

Related formshill·top·per, noun

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Word Origin and History for hilltop



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

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