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[German pee-lah-too s]
  1. a mountain in central Switzerland, near Lucerne: a peak of the Alps; cable railway. 6998 feet (2130 meters).
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Examples from the Web for pilatus

Historical Examples of pilatus

  • In it we are able to judge of the extent of Pilatus's knowledge.

    Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study

    Edward Hutton

  • Why should Aliturus care for the wretches who worship a man whom Pilatus crucified?

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • "I shouldn't think Pilatus would be happy with such a name," said Franz.

    Our Little Swiss Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • I came to myself on the top of Pilatus a week after our wedding day.

  • It used to be most difficult to climb the Pilatus, but now it is easy and safe.

British Dictionary definitions for pilatus


  1. a mountain in central Switzerland, in Unterwalden canton: derives its name from the legend that the body of Pontius Pilate lay in a former lake on the mountain. Height: 2122 m (6962 ft)
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