El Capitan

[ el kap-i-tan ]

noun
  1. 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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How to use El Capitan in a sentence

  • On the left, El Capitan raises his colossal figure thirty-three hundred feet in smooth and simple massiveness.

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  • The heat of the tropic night and the strenuous gallop had covered El Capitan with a lather of sweat.

    Once Upon A Time | Richard Harding Davis
  • No sooner had El Capitan struck it squarely with his four hoofs, than he reared and, whirling, sprang back to the solid earth.

    Once Upon A Time | Richard Harding Davis
  • There were two more rounds with the advantage slightly in favor of El Capitan, for he did not approach the bridge.

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  • In a moment he was on his feet, and with the reins over his arm, was slipping down the bank, dragging El Capitan behind him.

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British Dictionary definitions for El Capitan

El Capitan

/ (ɛl ˌkapɪˈtæn) /


noun
  1. 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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