- Great, a mountain pass between SW Switzerland and NW Italy, in the Pennine Alps: Napoleon led his army through it in 1800; location of a hospice. 8108 feet (2470 meters) high.
- Little, a mountain pass between SE France and NW Italy, in the Alps, S of Mont Blanc. 7177 feet (2185 meters) high.
- one of a breed of very large dogs having a massive head and a dense coat, bred in the Swiss Alps as guide dogs and used to rescue lost, snowbound travelers.
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The fifty thousand francs you sent to the Saint-Bernard fathers.
The fathers of Saint-Bernard were awaiting them on the summit.
In crossing the Saint-Bernard or the Balkan, other calculations would doubtless be necessary.The Art of War
Baron Henri de Jomini
He crossed the peak of the Saint-Bernard without baggage or artillery, and took possession of Chtillon.
- a large breed of dog with a dense red-and-white coat, formerly used as a rescue dog in mountainous areas