The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Surmountainous


Surmountainous (adj.)

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Roots: Surmount & Mountainous (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A scalable or surmountable hill, mountain, or elevated region.

Example: As Hanson and Garrad, the two retired officers of the British army, planned their cartographical conquest over Ffynnon Garw, the local Welsh folk began raising their beloved mound from a surmountainous “hill” to a peak that that scaled well over the stipulated 1000 ft., so as to be able to see it on His Majesty’s Ordnance maps as a mountain.


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Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.