A geomorphic component of mountains consisting of the uppermost, comparatively level or gently sloped area of mountains, characterized by relatively short, simple slopes composed of bare rock, residuum, or short-transport colluvial sediments. In humid environments, mountaintop soils can be quite thick and well developed.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • mountaintop — [mount′ ntäp΄, moun′təntäp΄] n. the top of a mountain …   English World dictionary

  • mountaintop — UK [ˈmaʊntɪnˌtɒp] / US [ˈmaʊnt(ə)nˌtɑp] noun [countable] Word forms mountaintop : singular mountaintop plural mountaintops the area at the top of a mountain …   English dictionary

  • mountaintop — /mown tn top /, n. 1. the top or summit of a mountain. adj. 2. situated at the top or summit of a mountain: a mountaintop house. [1585 95; MOUNTAIN + TOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mountaintop — noun Date: circa 1558 the summit of a mountain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mountaintop — 1. noun The summit of a mountain. 2. adjective Situated or occurring on the summit of a mountain …   Wiktionary

  • mountaintop — Synonyms and related words: acme, apex, apogee, brow, cap, climax, cloud nine, crest, crown, culmen, culmination, edge, extreme limit, extremity, heaven, heavens, height, high noon, highest pitch, highest point, hilltop, knoll, limit, lofty peak …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mountaintop — moun|tain|top [ˈmauntıntɔp US ˈmauntənta:p] n the top part of a mountain …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mountaintop — moun|tain|top [ mauntn,tap ] noun count the area at the top of a mountain …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mountaintop — maÊŠntntÉ‘p / tɪntÉ’p n. mountain peak, summit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mountaintop — noun (C) the top part of a mountain …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English