Baikal

[ bahy-kahl ]
/ baɪˈkɑl /

noun

Lake Baikal, a lake in the Russian Federation, in southern Siberia: the deepest lake in the world. 13,200 square miles (34,188 square kilometers); 5,714 feet (1,742 meters) deep.

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Origin of Baikal

First recorded in 1735–40; from Russian Baykál, from Buryat Bajgal (Nuur) “(Lake) Baikal”
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British Dictionary definitions for Baikal (1 of 2)

Baikal1
/ (baɪˈkɑːl, -ˈkæl) /

noun

Lake Baikal a lake in Russia, in SE Siberia: the largest freshwater lake in Eurasia and the deepest in the world. Greatest depth: over 1500 m (5000 ft). Area: about 33 670 sq km (13 000 sq miles)Russian name: Ozero Baykal

British Dictionary definitions for Baikal (2 of 2)

Baikal2
/ (baɪˈkɑːl, -ˈkæl) /

noun

trademark a type of Russian-made handgun, designed to fire tear-gas cylinders but often modified to fire bullets
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