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high-country Syllabification: high-coun·try

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of high-country in English:


Of or relating to land above the piedmont and below the timberline: the high-country snowpack often exceeds 10 feet
More example sentences
  • I got a fast lesson in the vagaries of high-country weather.
  • The Yosemite Association has offered a wide range of seminars since 1971-everything from high-country backpacking trips to landscape painting courses.
  • While no place near a mountain road is truly undiscovered, three of our favorite high-country destinations will get you into the heart of Muir's magnificent mountains.
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