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McKinley

[muh-kin-lee] /məˈkɪn li/
noun
1.
William, 1843–1901, 25th president of the U.S. 1897–1901.
2.
Mount McKinley, former name of Denali.
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British Dictionary definitions for william mckinley

McKinley1

/məˈkɪnlɪ/
noun
1.
Mount McKinley, Denali, a mountain in S central Alaska, in the Alaska Range: the highest peak in North America. Height: 6194 m (20 320 ft)

McKinley2

/məˈkɪnlɪ/
noun
1.
William. 1843–1901, 25th president of the US (1897–1901). His administration was marked by high tariffs and by expansionist policies. He was assassinated
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