Monadnock

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Monadnock

(mənăd`nŏk), isolated peak, 3,165 ft (965 m) high, SW N.H. It is a popular hiking destination, noted for its view. The peak lends its name to the geomorphic term monadnock, an isolated mountain remnant standing above the general level of the land because of its greater resistance to erosion.

Monadnock

 

a residual hill composed of solid rock that stands out sharply in the middle of a peneplain. The name originated from Mount Monadnock in the USA.

monadnock

[mə′nad‚näk]
(geology)
A remnant hill of resistant rock rising abruptly from the level of a peneplain; commonly represents an outcrop of rock that has withstood erosion. Also known as torso mountain.