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[German pee-lah-too s] /German piˈlɑ tʊs/
a mountain in central Switzerland, near Lucerne: a peak of the Alps; cable railway. 6998 feet (2130 meters). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In it we are able to judge of the extent of Pilatus's knowledge.

  • Why should Aliturus care for the wretches who worship a man whom Pilatus crucified?

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • "I shouldn't think Pilatus would be happy with such a name," said Franz.

    Our Little Swiss Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • I came to myself on the top of Pilatus a week after our wedding day.

  • It used to be most difficult to climb the Pilatus, but now it is easy and safe.

  • Even the inscription, here dedicated to the section Pilatus is not wanting.

  • I became so tired of hearing of Pilatus and the Rigi, I felt as if one were at the head of my grave and the other at the foot!

    The Smart Set

    Clyde Fitch
  • So great was the fear of Pilatus that until comparatively modern times no one dared to go up to it.

    The Spell of Switzerland Nathan Haskell Dole
  • There has to be a legend for every point of sufficient interest to attract a traveler, and so Pilatus has its legend.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • I have given my readers my notion of the legend of Pilatus—now they have it exactly as the guide books give it.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for Pilatus


/German piˈlaːtʊs/
a mountain in central Switzerland, in Unterwalden canton: derives its name from the legend that the body of Pontius Pilate lay in a former lake on the mountain. Height: 2122 m (6962 ft)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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