One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
in combination Having a top, topping, or surface of a specified kind.‘a flat-topped hat’‘snow-topped hills’‘high-topped leather boots’
- ‘Our flight takes us north over a sprawling landscape of semi-desert and flat-topped mountains.’
- ‘We left the snow-topped hills on the Friday morning.’
- ‘The beach here is rocky and the bay is narrow with steep snow-topped mountains rising on the other side from the water's edge.’
- ‘Buy screw-topped wines so you can return the bottle to the fridge.’
- ‘I made a very nice healthy lunch of a prawn salad and cheese-topped rolls.’
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