- 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. 3186 feet (971 meters).
Origin of monadnock
1735–45, Americanism; after (Grand) Monadnock (earlier name of Mount Monadnock) < a S New England Algonquian name, literally, isolated mountain
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Examples from the Web for monadnock
Another of the monitors, the "Monadnock," was added to the navy in 1896.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
Far to the northwest rise bluely the three peaks of Monadnock.John Greenleaf Whittier
W. Sloane Kennedy
The spot where only that morning the Monadnock had lain in idle calm was empty.
The explosion of the Monadnock had at first been regarded as an accident.
A similar monitor, the Monadnock, has been launched in California.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents
James D. Richardson
- a residual hill that consists of hard rock in an otherwise eroded area
C19: named after Mount Monadnock, in New Hampshire
- A mountain or rocky mass that has resisted erosion and stands isolated in an essentially level area.
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