[ hah-le-ah-kah-lah ]

  1. a dormant volcano in Hawaii, on the island of Maui. 10,032 feet (3,058 meters) above sea level.

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How to use Haleakala in a sentence

  • At Haleakala, dogs are not permitted on trails, but you can bring them to paved parking lots and drive-up campgrounds and walk them along paved pathways.

  • One of these—a part of the description of the great volcano Haleakala, on the island of Maui—is a fair example of his eloquence.

  • That land we saw was the summit of Haleakala, the House of the Sun, the greatest extinct volcano in the world.

  • Ukiukiu is the name of the trade-wind that comes raging down out of the north-east and hurls itself upon Haleakala.

  • Overhead Ukiukiu and Naulu battled valiantly, and far above, in the sunshine, towered the mighty summit of Haleakala.

  • He had ridden mountain horses all his life on the rugged western slopes of Haleakala.

British Dictionary definitions for Haleakala


/ (ˌhɑːliːˌɑːkɑːˈlɑː) /

  1. a volcano in Hawaii, on E Maui island. Height: 3057 m (10 032 ft). Area of crater: 49 sq km (19 sq miles). Depth of crater: 829 m (2720 ft)

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