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A pass, 2,176 m (7,135 ft) high, in the Sierra Nevada of eastern California near Lake Tahoe. It is named after the Donner Party of westward migrants whose survivors resorted to cannibalism after being trapped in a snowstorm near here in October 1846.
Don′ner Pass′(ˈdɒn ər)
a mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada, in E California. 7135 ft. (2175 m) high.
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|Noun||1.||Donner Pass - a mountain pass in northeastern California near Lake Tahoe; site where in 1844 some members of an emigrant party survived by eating those who had died|
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