saddle ridge

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A geographic term that refers to the outline of a mountain in which a gentle concave depression lies between two peaks. As the name suggests, the shape would then resemble a saddle used for horse riding, where the seat slopes down into a low curve between the slightly higher parts of the front and the back.

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"Lassen Peak from the summit of Brokeoff Mountain, California, October 2003" by Daniel Mayer is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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