timberline

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tim·ber·line

 (tĭm′bər-līn′)
n.
1. The elevation in a mountainous region above which trees do not grow.
2. The northern or southern latitude beyond which trees do not grow. In both senses also called tree line.
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timberline

(ˈtɪmbəˌlaɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of normal tree growth. See also tree line
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tim•ber•line

(ˈtɪm bərˌlaɪn)

n.
1. the altitude above sea level at which timber ceases to grow.
2. the arctic or antarctic limit of tree growth.
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tim·ber·line

(tĭm′bər-līn′)
A geographic boundary beyond which trees cannot grow. On the Earth as a whole, the timberline is the northernmost or southernmost latitude at which trees can survive; in a mountainous region, it is the highest elevation at which trees can survive. Also called tree line.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timberline - line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudestimberline - line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
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timberline

[ˈtɪmbəlaɪn] Nlímite m forestal
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References in classic literature ?
It was a 'cold' camp, far above the timber-line, and he had not burdened his sled with firewood.
I recall the first time I saw a whitetail above timber-line in Oregon's Wallowa Mountains.