Definition of mountain chain in English:

mountain chain

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  • A connected series of mountains.

    ‘In the 1890s, Norwegian anthropologist Carl Lumholtz set out to explore the Sierra Madre Occidental, a mountain chain that runs from Arizona to central Mexico.’
    • ‘New York seemed like a favored spot, since the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers bisected the mountain chain that ran from Canada to Georgia.’
    • ‘My destination was Nyinba, a group of villages scattered across the south-facing valleys on the spur of the Takh Himal, a mountain chain bordering Tibet.’
    • ‘It was nestled in the side of a valley, at the end of a mountain chain.’
    • ‘The newly discovered settlement is in the southern part of a sparsely inhabited region known as Vilcabamba, named for a local mountain chain.’
    • ‘The Hawaiian Islands themselves are a very small part of the chain and are the youngest islands in the immense, mostly submarine mountain chain composed of more than 80 volcanoes.’
    • ‘The Dorsale mountain chain extends from the northeast to the southwest.’
    • ‘Descending from the mountain chain, numerous rivers have created wide, green valleys with steep slopes.’
    • ‘In total over half the entire glacier mass in Western Europe's highest mountain chain has gone since records began in about 1850.’
    • ‘The Western Cordillera is part of a mountain chain that stretches from Chile in South America to Alaska.’
    • ‘Hans Island is interesting to geologists because it's part of a mountain chain that starts in the Svalbard Islands off Norway, runs through Greenland, and pokes out again in Ellesmere Island.’
    • ‘They won't have to carry their food, water, equipment and tents up this, the greatest mountain chain in Africa, as a team will carry it for them.’
    • ‘This is the only major mountain chain in Eastern Canada.’
    • ‘The Atacora mountain chain in the northwest is the area of greatest elevation, while the northeast is part of the Niger river basin.’
    • ‘The central mountain chain extends the length of the island and is covered in tropical rain forest.’
    • ‘West Virginia is home to some of the richest mineral resources in the Appalachian mountain chain.’
    • ‘In the west, the Western Cordillera consists of a series of mountain chains and valleys or high plateaus.’
    • ‘The plateau is enclosed by two mountain chains, the Sierra Madre Oriental to the east and Sierra Madre Occidental to the west.’
    • ‘Two huge mountain chains - the Western Sierra Madre and the Eastern Sierra Madre - run from north to south and meet in central Mexico.’
    • ‘Except for mountain chains in the north and west along the Norwegian border, the land is relatively flat.’
    • ‘Much of it is composed of rugged, tall mountain chains and wide expanses of barren desert-like plains.’


mountain chain

/ˈmount(ə)n ˌCHān/ /ˈmaʊnt(ə)n ˌtʃeɪn/