the top or summit of a mountain.


situated at the top or summit of a mountain: a mountaintop house.

Origin of mountaintop

First recorded in 1585–95; mountain + top1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mountaintop

Contemporary Examples of mountaintop

Historical Examples of mountaintop

  • 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.


    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.