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hill station

a village, post, or the like, especially in S Asia, at a high altitude where government officials and others can be stationed to escape the great heat of tropical summers.
Origin of hill station
1875-80 Unabridged
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  • The place is a hill-station, by name "Cherra Poonjee," and the country is so steep none of the rain can lie on it.

  • It was at a hill-station in India, seven years after I had left Florence.

  • No one passes it without remarking that it is the best site for a hill-station in Northern India.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
British Dictionary definitions for hill-station

hill station

(in northern India) a settlement or resort at a high altitude
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