1. Mount, an active volcano in SW Alaska. 7500 feet (2286 meters).
  2. a national monument including Mt. Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. 4215 sq. mi. (10,915 sq. km).
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Examples from the Web for katmai

Historical Examples of katmai

  • He owed his life to the man who had cheated him of the Katmai girl, and that man knew it.

  • Unusually cold periods, that lasted for months, followed the terrible eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 and of Katmai in 1912.

    Astronomy for Young Folks

    Isabel Martin Lewis

  • Now one difference between the Yellowstone geyser-fields and Katmai's steaming valleys is just a difference in temperature.

    The Book of the National Parks

    Robert Sterling Yard

  • The Katmai valley is thirty-two miles long, about two miles wide and seventy square miles in area.

    The Land of Tomorrow

    William B Stephenson, Jr.

  • The unusual sunlessness of the summer of 1912 was attributed to dust expelled in the preceding great eruptions at Katmai, Alaska.

British Dictionary definitions for katmai


  1. Mount Katmai a volcano in SW Alaska, in the Aleutian Range: erupted in 1912 forming the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a region with numerous fumaroles; established as Katmai National Monument, 10 917 sq km (4215 sq miles), in 1918. Height: 2100 m (7000 ft). Depth of crater: 1130 m (3700 ft). Width of crater: about 4 km (2.5 miles)
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