- a mountain range in central Europe, extending from N Slovakia to central Romania. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 feet (2663 meters).
Also called Car·pa·thi·ans.
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From there east the Austrians were retreating into the passes of the Carpathians.
His chest was a marvel to look at—here in the field after weeks in the Carpathians.
Even the passes of the Alps or Carpathians are safe in comparison.The Forest Exiles
But you, Goldwater—your fame has blown across the Atlantic, over the Carpathians.Ghetto Comedies
On their left flank was the mass of the Carpathians, pierced by a number of passes.World's War Events, Vol. I
- a mountain system of central and E Europe, extending from Slovakia to central Romania: mainly forested, with rich iron ore resources. Highest peak: Gerlachovka, 2663 m (8788 ft)
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