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K2

[key-too] /ˈkeɪˈtu/
noun
1.
Also called Godwin Austen
[god-win aw-stin] /ˈgɒd wɪn ˈɔ stɪn/ (Show IPA),
Dapsang
[duh p-suhng] /dəpˈsʌŋ/ (Show IPA)
. a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 feet (8611 meters).
Trademark.
2.
the proprietary name of a brand of synthetic cannabis compound.
Origin of K2
1856
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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British Dictionary definitions for godwin-austen

Godwin-Austen

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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