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K2

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noun
  1. Also called God·win Aus·ten [god-win aw-stin] /ˈgɒd wɪn ˈɔ stɪn/, Dap·sang [duh p-suhng] /dəpˈsʌŋ/. a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 feet (8611 meters).
Trademark.
  1. the proprietary name of a brand of synthetic cannabis compound.

Origin of K2

1856 for def 1, so named by Thomas Montgomerie (1830–78), English surveyor, for the mountain's being the second highest in the Karakoram range; 2010for def 2
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Historical Examples

  • For if a caravan is caught in a snowstorm on the heights of Dapsang it is lost.

    Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Sven Hedin


British Dictionary definitions for dapsang

Dapsang

noun
  1. another name for K2

K2

noun
  1. a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m (28 250 ft)Also called: Godwin-Austen, Dapsang
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