K2

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K2

 (kā′to͞o′) also Mount God·win Aus·ten (gŏd′wĭn ô′stən)
A peak in the Karakoram Range of northern Kashmir in the region controlled by Pakistan. At 8,611 m (28,251 ft), it is the second-highest mountain in the world. It was designated K2 in 1856 because it was the second Karakoram peak to be measured for height and was later (1888) named for Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), a British surveyor.

K2

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(Placename) a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m (28 250 ft). Also called: Godwin-Austen or Dapsang

K2

(ˈkeɪˈtu)

n.
a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 ft. (8611 m). Also called Godwin Austen, Dapsang.
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Noun1.K2 - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
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The mountain is known by a variety of names including the Chinese Qogir (great mountain), Chogori (Large Mountain) and Mount Godwin-Austen after an early explorer of the area.
Le ministre de la Communication annonce : [beaucoup moins que] 40 tues dans le camp ennemi a Chogori et pres de Waza, 7 a Makari et 83 a Amchide [beaucoup plus grand que].