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[jey-luh m] /ˈdʒeɪ ləm/
a river in S Asia, flowing from S Kashmir into the Chenab River in Pakistan. 450 miles (725 km) long. Unabridged
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  • I wandered down to the lovely old wooded bridge across the Jhelum, where the strong young trees grow up from the piles.

  • The source of the Jhelum is at Vir-nag (the powerful snake), &c.

  • From Martund we made our way to Vernag, the celebrated spring which is supposed to be the source of the Jhelum river.

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Then a first-rate cart-road up the Jhelum valley has been made.

    Kashmir Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
  • The road was excellent, and we left the hot suffocating steam of India below us as we ascended along the bank of the Jhelum River.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • Jhelum, on the river so named,135 was the next stage of our anxious journey.

  • The Sikh army were posted near Chillianwalla, on the river Jhelum, their front covered by a thick belt of jungle.

    Battles of English History H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
  • I came up the valley of the Jhelum, and I watched its course for some time before it arrived.

  • Two marches from Jhelum my wife was suddenly taken alarmingly ill, and had to remain behind when the camp moved on.

    Forty-one years in India Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • The Rohale ferry is re-opened and I am returning by the direct road on the left bank of the Jhelum.

British Dictionary definitions for Jhelum


a river in Pakistan and Kashmir, rising in W central Kashmir and flowing northwest through the Vale of Kashmir, then southwest into NW Punjab to join the Chenab River: important for irrigation, having the Mangla Dam (Pakistan), completed in 1967. Length: about 720 km (450 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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