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 pointed to where the North Star burned over the Khyber Pass.
Sgt Peter Carrie was first wounded during action in the Khyber Pass before the Second World War.
The long march of Jamaat-e-Islami started from Khyber Pass near Jamrod press club and passing on the Ring Road reached Jamil Square where Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad Khan addressed the party workers.
LAHORE: This photo was taken at Torkham, which is located at the end of the Khyber Pass and the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Later on, General Nicholas visited historical Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.
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Later, the CGS toured the Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.
Running along the historic Khyber Pass Route, the track had been built between 1901 and 1925 and it was declared as the 'lifeline of connectivity.
In half a century, seen bedlam makes Carry Khyber Pass brilliant Another fine mess she's got the country in.
According to Reuters, the F-7 aircraft went down near the town of Jamrud, near the entrance to the Khyber Pass, and Flight Lieutenant Amer Shazad was killed, the air force said in a statement.
In another event, a replica of the historic Khyber Pass was displayed at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.