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ridge British & World English

A long, narrow hilltop, mountain range, or watershed

Ridge, Tom British & World English

(1945-), first US secretary of homeland security 2003–05; full name Thomas Joseph Ridge. The governor of Pennsylvania 1995–2001, he was chosen by President George W. Bush to head the new Office of Homeland Security, created shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

Oak Ridge British & World English

A city in eastern Tennessee, on the Clinch River, established in 1942 as part of US nuclear development; population 27,677 (est. 2008)

Pine Ridge British & World English

A village in southwestern South Dakota, headquarters of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; population 3,171 (2000)

ridge piece British & World English

A horizontal beam along the ridge of a roof, into which the rafters are fastened

ridge pole British & World English

The horizontal pole of a long tent

ridge tent British & World English

A tent having a central ridge supported by a pole or frame at each end

ridge tile British & World English

A semicircular or curved tile used in making a roof ridge

oceanic ridge British & World English

Another term for mid-ocean ridge.

ridge runner British & World English

A mountain farmer of the Southern states of the US

mid-ocean ridge British & World English

A long, seismically active submarine ridge system situated in the middle of an ocean basin and marking the site of the upwelling of magma associated with sea-floor spreading. An example is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Mid-Atlantic Ridge British & World English

A submarine ridge system extending the length of the Atlantic Ocean from the Arctic to the Antarctic. It is seismically and (in places) volcanically active; the islands of Iceland, the Azores, Ascension, St Helena, and Tristan da Cunha are situated on it

Missionary Ridge British & World English

A historic site southeast of Chattanooga in Tennessee, on the Georgia border, scene of a November 1863 Civil War battle that followed that at nearby Lookout Mountain

Blue Ridge Mountains British & World English

A range of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern US, stretching from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia. Mount Mitchell is the highest peak, rising to a height of 2,037 m (6,684 ft)

Vimy Ridge, Battle of British & World English

An Allied attack on the German position of Vimy Ridge, near Arras, during the First World War. One of the key points on the Western Front, it had long resisted assaults, but on 9 April 1917 it was taken by Canadian troops in fifteen minutes, at the cost of heavy casualties

ridge tree in ridge piece British & World English

A horizontal beam along the ridge of a roof, into which the rafters are fastened

razorback ridge in razorback British & World English

A steep-sided narrow ridge of land

Thomas Joseph Ridge in Ridge, Tom British & World English

(1945-), first US secretary of homeland security 2003–05; full name Thomas Joseph Ridge. The governor of Pennsylvania 1995–2001, he was chosen by President George W. Bush to head the new Office of Homeland Security, created shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001


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