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Topic: GEOLOGY

Language: Old English
Origin: hrycg

ridge

noun
     
ridge [countable]
1SG a long area of high land, especially at the top of a mountain:
We made our way carefully along the ridge.
2
a) DN something long and thin that is raised above the things around it:
A small ridge of sand separated the field from the beach.
The ridges on the soles give the shoes a better grip.
b) the part at the top of a roof, where the two sides meet
3

ridge of high pressure

technicalHEM a long area of high air pressure in the atmosphere, which has an effect on the weather
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