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Matterhorn

[mat-er-hawrn] /ˈmæt ərˌhɔrn/
noun
1.
a mountain on the border of Switzerland and Italy, in the Pennine Alps. 14,780 feet (4505 meters).
French Mont Cervin.
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  • The air at the time was filled with a silvery haze, in which the Matterhorn almost disappeared.

  • And she no more lost it than she went to New York that time to climb the Matterhorn.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • Another waiter handed up for Mr Carver's approval the chef's attempt to make a lobster look like a sunset on the Matterhorn.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • My Matterhorn had been climbed, “the pikes of darkness named and stormed.”

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • The Matterhorn refused to take in its signal flags of storm.

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
  • And I began to feel that my curiosity could only be satisfied by climbing the Matterhorn.

    A Tramp's Notebook Morley Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for Matterhorn

Matterhorn

/ˈmætəˌhɔːn/
noun
1.
a mountain on the border between Italy and Switzerland, in the Pennine Alps. Height: 4477 m (14 688 ft) French name Mont Cervin Italian name Monte Cervino (ˈmonte tʃerˈviːno)
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Word Origin and History for Matterhorn

Alpine mountain, from German Matte "meadow, pastureland" (see mead (n.2)) + Horn (see horn (n.)). So called for its horn-like shape.

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Matterhorn in Culture

Matterhorn definition


Mountain in the Alps on the border of Switzerland and Italy, celebrated for its distinctive shape.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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