massif massif  /mæ ˈsif/


  • (n) a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range


  1. From two sides of the Balkan massif, Europe's two greatest powers were approaching a junction in the Balkans.
  2. In the foothills of the Chu Pong massif, practically in Cambodia's back yard, the brigade found its quarry.
  3. The Syrian capital is walled away from the West and from the Mediterranean by the double massif of the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon ranges, rising to 10,000 ft.


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