[ jey-luhm ]

  1. a river in S Asia, flowing from S Kashmir into the Chenab River in Pakistan. 450 miles (725 km) long.

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How to use Jhelum in a sentence

  • Jhelum, on the river so named,135 was the next stage of our anxious journey.

  • The Sikh army were posted near Chillianwalla, on the river Jhelum, their front covered by a thick belt of jungle.

    Battles of English History | H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • From Martund we made our way to Vernag, the celebrated spring which is supposed to be the source of the Jhelum river.

    Forty-one years in India | Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Two marches from Jhelum my wife was suddenly taken alarmingly ill, and had to remain behind when the camp moved on.

    Forty-one years in India | Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Jhelum and Peshawar were also connected by rail, a military transport train being run by the Post Office between these points.

    The Postage Stamp in War | Fred. J. Melville

British Dictionary definitions for Jhelum


/ (ˈdʒiːləm) /

  1. a river in Pakistan and Kashmir, rising in W central Kashmir and flowing northwest through the Vale of Kashmir, then southwest into NW Punjab to join the Chenab River: important for irrigation, having the Mangla Dam (Pakistan), completed in 1967. Length: about 720 km (450 miles)

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