Summit level
Summit Sum"mit, n. [F. sommet, dim. of OF. som, sum, top, from L. summum, from summus highest. See {Sum}, n.] 1. The top; the highest point. [1913 Webster]

Fixed on the summit of the highest mount. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The highest degree; the utmost elevation; the acme; as, the summit of human fame. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The most elevated part of a bivalve shell, or the part in which the hinge is situated. [1913 Webster]

{Summit level}, the highest level of a canal, a railroad, or the like, in surmounting an ascent. [1913 Webster]


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