Ridge Ridge (r[i^]j), n. [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. r["U]cken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. [root]16.] 1. The back, or top of the back; a crest. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

2. A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys. ``The frozen ridges of the Alps.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Part rise crystal wall, or ridge direct. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. (Fort.) The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way. --Stocqueler. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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