timberline
noun Date: 1867 the upper limit of arboreal growth in mountains or high latitudes — called also tree line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Timberline — or timber line has several meanings:* Tree line, the boundary between where trees grow and where they don t * Timberline Four Season Resort, a ski and mountain biking lodge in Davis, West Virginia. * Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark …   Wikipedia

  • timberline — (n.) 1867, from TIMBER (Cf. timber) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • timberline — ☆ timberline [tim′bərlīn΄ ] n. any natural division above or beyond which trees do not grow, as on mountains or in polar regions …   English World dictionary

  • timberline — /tim beuhr luyn /, n. 1. the altitude above sea level at which timber ceases to grow. 2. the arctic or antarctic limit of tree growth. Also called tree line. [1865 70, Amer.; TIMBER + LINE1] * * * ▪ tree growth       upper limit of tree growth in …   Universalium

  • Timberline — Limite des arbres Limite des arbres dans le nord sibérien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • timberline — noun the height or limit beyond which trees do not grow in mountainous or arctic regions. Syn: tree line …   Wiktionary

  • timberline — tim|ber|line [ˈtımbəlaın US ər ] n [singular] technical 1.) the height above the level of the sea beyond which trees will not grow 2.) the northern or southern limit in the world beyond which trees will not grow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • timberline — n. tree line, altitude above which plants and trees cannot grow; latitude in the polar regions above which vegetation cannot grow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • timberline — noun chiefly N. Amer. another term for treeline …   English new terms dictionary

  • timberline — noun (singular) technical 1 the height above the level of the sea beyond which trees will not grow 2 the northern or southern limit in the world beyond which trees will not grow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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