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hilltop

[hil-top] /ˈhɪlˌtɒp/
noun
1.
the top or summit of a hill.
verb (used without object), hilltopped, hilltopping.
2.
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.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See hill, top1
Related forms
hilltopper, noun
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Examples from the web for hilltop
  • The cheetahs had been isolated on a hilltop away from visitors in hopes they would mate.
  • Gravitationally, it is similar to the more familiar case of moving from the hilltop to the valley.
  • Beyond the ditch, where the base had been, was only a red scar on the hilltop.
  • They were watching tiny figures in the distance on an already flattened hilltop of the vast operation.
  • Villagers laid out wet rice from a government warehouse on the hilltop to dry.
  • We didn't ascend to the hilltop convent for views of the city.
  • The property itself is positioned on a hilltop, providing amazing panoramic views of the area.
  • T oday visitors stroll around a peaceful hilltop overlooking shade trees and row houses.
Word Origin and History for hilltop
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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