Monadnock (mənădˈnŏk) [key], isolated peak, 3,165 ft (965 m) high, SW N.H. It is a popular hiking destination, noted for its view. The peak lends its name to the geomorphic term monadnock, an isolated mountain remnant standing above the general level of the land because of its greater resistance to erosion.
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