Brenner Pass

Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Bren·ner Pass

An Alpine pass, 1,370 m (4,495 ft) high, connecting Innsbruck, Austria, with Bolzano, Italy. It has been a strategic trade and invasion route since Roman times.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Brenner Pass

(Placename) a pass over the E Alps, between Austria and Italy. Highest point: 1372 m (4501 ft)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Bren′ner Pass′

(ˈbrɛn ər)
a mountain pass in the Alps, on the border between Italy and Austria. 4494 ft. (1370 m) high.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brenner Pass - an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasionsBrenner Pass - an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Austria, Oesterreich, Republic of Austria - a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
We reported Hitler and Mussolini's meeting at the Brenner Pass in the Alps.
Which two countries are linked by the Brenner Pass? 6.
Having said farewell to Italy, we zigzagged over the Brenner Pass and entered the Austrian Tirol, eventually settling down in the town of Hall, about five miles from Innsbruck.
On the Italian side of the Brenner Pass linking the country to Austria, where Hitler and Mussolini met three times in the 1940s, fascist 'souvenirs' are still widely sold.
Glance at Europe under EU direction: from the Baltic to the Brenner Pass uncontrolled immigration is overwhelmingly rejected, Anti immigration anti EU parties dominate Italian politics.
Keen to avoid another influx, it said it would introduce controls at the busy Brenner Pass border crossing with Italy if one materialised there.
Which two European countries are connected by the Brenner Pass? 5.
The journey through the Brenner Pass, linking Austria to Italy, is one of Europe's great rail trips.
Austria has threatened to close its border to Italy at the Brenner Pass in the event that increased migrants start to arrive there.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Rally against a plan to restrict migrants crossing between Italy and Austria through the Brenner Pass turned violent when Italian police fired tear gas at protesters.
A demonstration against a plan to restrict access through the Brenner Pass between Italy and Austria turned violent Saturday, with Italian police firing teargas at hundreds of protesters throwing stones and firecrackers.