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(Placename) a mountain system in N Kashmir, extending for about 480 km (300 miles) from northwest to southeast: contains the second highest peak in the world (K2); crossed by several high passes, notably the Karakoram Pass 5575 m (18 290 ft)
Ka•ra•ko•ram(ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, -ˈkoʊr-, ˌkær-)
1. a mountain range in NW India, in N Kashmir. Highest peak, K2, 28,250 ft. (8611 m).
2. a pass traversing this range, on the route from NE Kashmir in India to Xinjiang Uygur in China. 18,300 ft. (5580 m).
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|Noun||1.||Karakoram - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak|
Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir, Cashmere - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Gasherbrum - a mountain in northern Kashmir (26,470 feet high)
Dapsang, Godwin Austen, K2, Mount Godwin Austen - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Rakaposhi - a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir (25,560 feet high)