[ kahy-ber pas, pahs ]
/ ˈkaɪ bər ˈpæs, ˈpɑs /
the chief mountain pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan, west of Peshawar. 33 miles (53 kilometers) long; 6,825 feet (2,080 meters) high.
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Sometimes Khai·bar Pass .
Origin of Khyber Pass
First recorded in1825–30; origin uncertain
Words nearby Khyber Pass
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British Dictionary definitions for Khyber Pass
/ (ˈkaɪbə) /
a narrow pass over the Safed Koh Range between Afghanistan and Pakistan, over which came the Persian, Greek, Tatar, Mogul, and Afghan invasions of India; scene of bitter fighting between the British and Afghans (1838–42, 1878–80). Length: about 53 km (33 miles). Highest point: 1072 m (3518 ft)
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