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[sim-plon; French san-plawn]
  1. a mountain pass in S Switzerland, in the Lepontine Alps: crossed by a carriage road constructed 1800–06 on Napoleon's orders. 6592 feet (2010 meters) high.
  2. a tunnel between Switzerland and Italy, NE of the Simplon Pass: longest tunnel in the world. 12¼ miles (20 km) long.
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Historical Examples of simplon

  • Truly now—you hated the whole idea of driving over the Simplon.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • Among these marvels is the Simplon Tunnel, famous the world over.

  • The Simplon tunnel is the longest in the world, being 12-1/2 miles long.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • That would be a glorious route to the Simplon tunnel and Italy!

    More Science From an Easy Chair

    Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester

  • Left the Simplon in torrents of rain, which lasted the whole day.

    The Greville Memoirs

    Charles C. F. Greville