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  1. Also called God·win Aus·ten [god-win aw-stin] /ˈgɒd wɪn ˈɔ stɪn/, Dap·sang [duh p-suhng] /dəpˈsʌŋ/. a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 feet (8611 meters).
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  1. the proprietary name of a brand of synthetic cannabis compound.
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Origin of K2

1856 for def 1, so named by Thomas Montgomerie (1830–78), English surveyor, for the mountain's being the second highest in the Karakoram range; 2010for def 2
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Historical Examples

  • For if a caravan is caught in a snowstorm on the heights of Dapsang it is lost.

    Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)

    Sven Hedin

British Dictionary definitions for dapsang


  1. another name for K2
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  1. a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m (28 250 ft)Also called: Godwin-Austen, Dapsang
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