Definition of atop in English:

atop

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Pronunciation: /əˈtɒp
 
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literary

preposition

  • On the top of: the weathervane is perched atop the Great Tower
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    • Many had perched atop the two and three-storeyed buildings on either side of the road.
    • Perched awkwardly atop each tree was a scruffy but huge Californian condor.
    • The large yellow house was perched atop a sharp incline of rocks leading down to the beach.

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  • On the top: the air-raid siren atop of the County Courthouse
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    • The symbol atop of the Šentilj church belfry is quite unusual for a Catholic region: it forms a patriarchal cross with three crossbars standing atop of a recumbent and somewhat stylized crescent.
    • Part way down, we stopped at the Torre Tavira, which is a merchant's house atop of which an observation tower was built.

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