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  1. a mountain in S central Alaska: highest peak in North America, 20,310 feet (6190 meters).
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Formerly Mount Mc·Kin·ley.
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Historical Examples of denali

  • The master peak is Denali—the great one; the lesser peak is Denali's Wife; and the little peaks between are the children.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

    Hudson Stuck

  • The work on the glacier was the beginning of the ceaseless grind which the ascent of Denali demands.

  • With the exception of this ridge, Denali is not a mountain that presents special mountaineering difficulties of a technical kind.

  • Not often in the summer-time does Denali completely unveil himself and dismiss the clouds from all the earth beneath.

  • They were the first white men to set foot upon the slopes of Denali.

British Dictionary definitions for denali


  1. another name for Mount McKinley 1
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