K2

noun
a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑mountain peak
Part Holonyms: ↑Karakoram, ↑Karakoram Range, ↑Karakorum Range, ↑Mustagh, ↑Mustagh Range

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/kay"tooh"/, n.
a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 ft. (8611 m). Also called Godwin Austen, Dapsang.

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the highest mountain in the Karakoram range, on the border between Pakistan and China. The second highest peak in the world, it rises to 28,250 feet (8,611 m). It was discovered in 1856 and named K2 because it was the second peak to be surveyed in the Karakoram range. It was formerly known as Mount Godwin-Austen after Col. H. H. Godwin-Austen (1834 - 1923), who first surveyed it. See . Also called Dapsang

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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