perch The verb perch refers to birds landing and staying on a branch, etc. Perch can also mean to be placed on the top or the edge of something.
Neither the tourists on board the ice-breaker Aurora, nor the eagle perched on a block of ice watching them, seem to be bothered by the prospect that rising water levels will one day submerge Japan’s coast.
The tomb is perched high on a hill with a commanding view of the valley he defended from Soviet troops.
The fort was perched atop Mt Sharika and was built by Atta Mohammed Khan in 1776.