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Brenner Pass

[bren-er] /ˈbrɛn ər/
noun
1.
a mountain pass in the Alps, on the border between Italy and Austria. 4494 feet (1370 meters) high.
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  • Then Mr. Brock will ride over the Brenner Pass and catch a train somewhere, before his escape is discovered.

    The Husbands of Edith George Barr McCutcheon
  • The highest point which the road crossed is about 4600 feet above the sea, or a little higher than the Brenner Pass in the Tyrol.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • Can you imagine spending Christmas riding through the Brenner Pass?

    An American Girl in Munich Mabel W. Daniels
  • One of his lines of migration carried them to north Italy, where it points to the Brenner Pass.

  • We found our way to this charming spot by means of our old friend, the Brenner Pass.

    An American Girl in Munich Mabel W. Daniels
  • As we have before stated, the Brenner Pass was not originally used so much for military purposes as was afterwards the case.

    Tyrol and its People Clive Holland
British Dictionary definitions for Brenner Pass

Brenner Pass

/ˈbrɛnə/
noun
1.
a pass over the E Alps, between Austria and Italy. Highest point: 1372 m (4501 ft)
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Word Origin and History for Brenner Pass

historical route over the Alps between Germany and Italy, from Breuni, name of a people who lived near there, perhaps Celtic.

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