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Carpathian Mountains

[kahr-pey-thee-uh n]
  1. a mountain range in central Europe, extending from N Slovakia to central Romania. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 feet (2663 meters).
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Also called Car·pa·thi·ans.
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Examples from the Web for carpathians

Historical Examples

  • From there east the Austrians were retreating into the passes of the Carpathians.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)


  • 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.

  • But you, Goldwater—your fame has blown across the Atlantic, over the Carpathians.

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill

  • On their left flank was the mass of the Carpathians, pierced by a number of passes.

British Dictionary definitions for carpathians

Carpathian Mountains


pl n
  1. 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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