Khyber Pass


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Khy·ber Pass

 (kī′bər)
A narrow mountain pass on the border between eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. It has long been a strategic trade and invasion route. The highest point of the pass is about 1,070 m (3,510 ft).

Khyber Pass

(ˈkaɪbə)
n
(Placename) a narrow pass over the Safed Koh Range between Afghanistan and Pakistan, over which came the Persian, Greek, Tatar, Mogul, and Afghan invasions of India; scene of bitter fighting between the British and Afghans (1838–42, 1878–80). Length: about 53 km (33 miles). Highest point: 1072 m (3518 ft)

Khy′ber Pass′

(ˈkaɪ bər)
n.
the chief mountain pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan, W of Peshawar. 33 mi. (53 km) long; 6825 ft. (2080 m) high.
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Noun1.Khyber Pass - a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western AfghanistanKhyber Pass - a mountain pass of great strategic and commercial value in the Hindu Kush on the border between northern Pakistan and western Afghanistan; a route by which invaders entered India
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Hindu Kush, Hindu Kush Mountains - a mountain range extending to the west of the Himalayas
Translations

Khyber Pass

[ˌkəɪbəˈpɑːs] Npasaje m de Kyber
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So he drifted, talking bad English and worse French, from one city to another, till he foregathered with Her Majesty's White Hussars in the city of Peshawur, which stands at the mouth of that narrow swordcut in the hills that men call the Khyber Pass. He was undoubtedly an officer, and he was decorated after the manner of the Russians with little enamelled crosses, and he could talk, and(though this has nothing to do with his merits) he had been given up as a hopeless task, or cask, by the Black Tyrone, who individually and collectively, with hot whiskey and honey, mulled brandy, and mixed spirits of every kind, had striven in all hospitality to make him drunk.
My dear friends, is that road shut?" He pointed to where the North Star burned over the Khyber Pass.
ISLAMABAD -- Google, a search engine, on Wednesday celebrated Pakistan's Independence Day by dedicating a Khyber Pass doodle on its homepage.
The doodle is green in colour and shows the historic Khyber Pass of Peshawar.
Today's Google doodle replicated iconic Bab-e-Khyber, the gateway to the Khyber Pass. Bab-e-Khyber was built in 1964, near the Jamrud Fort and has come to symbolize a historic passage between the East and West, connecting Peshawar in Pakistan and Kabul in Afghanistan.
The official was commenting on the news report saying Islamabad had dropped Khyber Pass Economic Corridor and Hydromet and Disaster Management Project for insufficient economic and financial viability.
in Besai area and along Khyber Pass. The petrographic and chemical investigations reveal that the limestone units of the Khyber Formation are innocuous in terms of Alkali Silica Reactivity (ASR) and Alkali Carbonate Reactivity (ACR).
KARACHI -- The World Bank is committing over half a billion dollars to support two major projects, renewable energy projects in Sindh and the development of an economic corridor along the Khyber Pass to expand economic activity between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) kicked off its long march against the delay in the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Bab-e-Khyber, a historical monument at the entrance of Khyber pass in Jamrud.
Later on, General Nicholas visited historical Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.
Later, the CGS toured the Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.