A mountain system of eastern North America extending about 2,574 km (1,600 mi) southwest from southeast Canada to central Alabama. Most of the range consists of a long band of valleys and ridges bordered on the coastal side by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont, and on the inland side by the Allegheny Mountains, Cumberland Mountains, and the Appalachian Plateau, a dissected upland region that stretches to the interior plains. The northern Appalachians include the Green Mountains, White Mountains, and Taconic Mountains of New England.
(place) Mountain system located in E North America, extending from S Quebec to N Ala.: c. 1,600 mi (2,575 m); highest peak, Mt. Mitchell.
Appalachian-mountains Sentence Examples
During exercises, the government's premier contingency operations compound in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee was populated only by maintenance crews and a few relaxed guards.
To this strength the geographic isolation enforced by the Appalachian mountains had been a prime contributor.