El Capitan

[ el -kap-i-tan ]
/ ɛl ˌkæp ɪˈtæn /

noun

a mountain in E California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: precipice that rises over 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) above Yosemite Valley.

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El Capitan
/ (ɛl ˌkapɪˈtæn) /

noun

a mountain in E central California, in the Sierra Nevada: a monolith with a precipice rising over 1100 m (3600 ft) above the floor of the Yosemite Valley. Height: 2306 m (7564 ft)
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