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Definition of the noun mountain chain

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  1. a series of hills or mountains

Alternative definition of the noun mountain chain


  1. A series of mountain ranges stretching across a continent

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Google previewThe Edinburgh encyclopaedia (1832)

by Sir David Brewster

are aggravated into chains ; but these chains not connected together by a central or high mountain chain. Hence it never forms groups. It is lower than alpine land ; and is often intersected, which is never the case with alpine land. 11. The third ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

mountain range (mountain chain) A long chain of *mountains connected together by ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

The surface rises gradually from the shores of the Atlantic ocean to the summit of the great mountain chain, which extends...

Roque, runs the mountain chain Chiquitos, separating the ...

Google previewThe Mountain Encyclopedia (2005)

An A to Z Compendium of Over 2,250 Terms, Concepts, Ideas, and People by Frederic Hartemann, Robert Hauptman

“any mountain chain”; in English, a cluster of ranges, generally the major ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. By Abraham Rees, ... with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Disinguished Artists. In Thirthy-nine Volumes. Vol. 1 [- 39] (1819)

They vary in magnitude and extent ; , the most confiderable, ćalled alfo chief mountain chain, is that which, proceeding from the middle of the high mountain chain, reaches to the foot of the group; the other chains either shoot from the foot of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of North Carolina (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The Blue Ridge, a straggling irregular mountain chain, crosses the State in a northeast-southwest direction. Near the South Carolina border it turns westward and for a considerable distance forms the boundary between the two Carolinas.

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