Ridge

Definition of Ridge

Pronunciation: rĭj
n.1.The back, or top of the back; a crest.
2.A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.
Part rise crystal wall, or ridge direct.
- Milton.
3.A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth, or bone, etc.
4.(Arch.) The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.
5.(Fort.) The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.
v. t.1.To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.
[imp. & p. p. Ridged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ridging.]
Bristles ranged like those that ridge the back
Of chafed wild boars.
- Milton.
2.To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
3.To wrinkle.

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