Physical Geography. a residual hill or mountain standing well above the surface of a surrounding peneplain.
(initial capital letter)Mount, a mountain peak in SW New Hampshire. 3,186 feet (971 meters).
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How to use monadnock in a sentence
Far to the northwest rise bluely the three peaks of monadnock.John Greenleaf Whittier | W. Sloane Kennedy
One man by grandeur sees mountains in the coals of his grate; another by gentleness only sunshine and grasses on monadnock.
Farther to the east rose the majestic form of monadnock, if not the highest, one of the very noblest peaks in the Granite State.The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4 | Various
It patronizes Moat, measures itself proudly with Chocorua, and maintains a distant acquaintance with monadnock.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery | Samuel Adams Drake
Thus the wireless message from Corregidor had indeed sealed the fate of the monadnock.Banzai! | Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
British Dictionary definitions for monadnock
a residual hill that consists of hard rock in an otherwise eroded area
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Scientific definitions for monadnock
A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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