[ kahr-uh-kawr-uhm, -kohr-, kar- ]

  1. Also called Mustagh. a mountain range in NW India, in N Kashmir. Highest peak, K2, 28,250 feet (8,611 meters).

  2. a pass traversing this range, on the route from NE Kashmir to Sinkiang province in China. 18,300 feet (5,580 meters).

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How to use Karakoram in a sentence

  • It is known as the Karakoram range because a pass called the Karakoram Pass crosses it.

    Kashmir | Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
  • On the 19th of August, leaving my tent standing, I started to visit the Karakoram pass, the limit of my journey to the northward.

  • The third pass, and the only one now frequented, is that of the Karakoram, an extremely easy though very elevated one.

British Dictionary definitions for Karakoram



/ (ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm) /

  1. a mountain system in N Kashmir, extending for about 480 km (300 miles) from northwest to southeast: contains the second highest peak in the world (K2); crossed by several high passes, notably the Karakoram Pass 5575 m (18 290 ft)

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