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K2

[ key-too ]
/ ˈkeɪˈtu /
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noun

Also called God·win Aus·ten [god-win -aw-stin], /ˈgɒd wɪn ˈɔ stɪn/, Dap·sang [duhp-suhng] /dəpˈsʌŋ/ . a mountain in N Kashmir: highest peak in the Karakoram range and second highest in the world. 28,250 feet (8,611 meters).

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Origin of K2

First recorded in 1855-60 for def. 1; 2010 for def. 2; K(arakoram) (def. 1) + 2 (because it was the second peak in the range to be measured)

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K2

noun

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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