noun (used with a plural verb)

a mountain range in Italy, extending across the length of the entire peninsula from NW to SW. Highest peak, Monte Corno, 9585 feet (2922 meters).

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  • Considering I've walked over the Apennines, it's common sense.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • It skimmed the Apennines and landed not far from Archimedes.

    Wandl the Invader

    Raymond King Cummings

  • It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • To west and south sweep the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • But, though Hannibal conquered the Alps, the Apennines conquered him.


    Jacob Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for apennines


pl n

a mountain range in Italy, extending over 1250 km (800 miles) from the northwest to the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Highest peak: Monte Corno, 2912 m (9554 ft)
a mountain range lying in the N quadrants of the moon, extending over 950 km along the SE border of the Mare Imbrium and rising to 6200 m
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