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Rocky Mountains

plural noun
the chief mountain system in North America, extending from central New Mexico to N Alaska. Highest peak, Mount McKinley, 20,300 feet (6187 meters).
Also called Rockies. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You are to go on until you reach the Rocky Mountains, or until you find good wintering for yourselves and stock.

  • Not the Mississippi valley but the fastnesses of the Rocky Mountains.

  • Indeed good teeth are seldom to be seen among the tribes west of the Rocky Mountains, who live simply on fish.

    Astoria Washington Irving
  • Something clutched at her breath: "Are those the Rocky Mountains?"

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • Buck moved him away from his proximity to the water, and turned to a critical survey of the remoter crests of the Rocky Mountains.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • Hunters of the Rocky Mountains, however, are not an impatient race.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

plural noun
the chief mountain system of W North America, extending from British Columbia to New Mexico: forms the Continental Divide. Highest peak: Mount Elbert, 4399 m (14 431 ft). Mount McKinley (6194 m (20 320 ft)), in the Alaska Range, is not strictly part of the Rocky Mountains
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Rocky Mountains in Culture

Rocky Mountains definition

Major mountain chain of western North America, running from Alaska to Mexico.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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