Ridge (?), n. [OE. rigge the back, AS. hrycg; akin to D. rug, G. r�x9a;cken, OHG. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Sw. rugg, Dan. ryg. &root;16.]

1.

The back, or top of the back; a crest.

Hudibras.

2.

A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a range; any extended elevation between valleys.

"The frozen ridges of the Alps."

Shak.

Part rise crystal wall, or ridge direct. Milton.

3.

A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth, or bone, etc.

4. Arch.

The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle, especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of a roof or a vault.

5. Fort.

The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the salient angle of the covered way.

Stocqueler.

 

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Ridge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ridged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ridging.]

1.

To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to make into a ridge or ridges.

Bristles ranged like those that ridge the back Of chafed wild boars. Milton.

2.

To form into ridges with the plow, as land.

3.

To wrinkle.

"With a forehead ridged."

Cowper.

 

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