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St. Gotthard

[seynt got-erd; German zahngkt gawt-hahrt] /ˌseɪnt ˈgɒt ərd; German ˌzɑŋkt ˈgɔt hɑrt/
noun
1.
a mountain range in S Switzerland; a part of the Alps; highest peak, 10,490 feet (3195 meters).
2.
a mountain pass over this range. 6935 feet (2115 meters) high.
3.
a railway tunnel under this pass. 9¼ miles (15 km) long.
French St. Gothard
[san-gaw-tar] /sɛ̃ gɔˈtær/ (Show IPA)
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  • He had personally fought at St. Gotthard and other battles, and fully recognized the superiority of the Austrian army.

  • Moncey had passed the St. Gotthard in safety, and was ready at Bellinzona.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • On the next day it rained, but he was off for the St. Gotthard pass.

    Twenty Years in Europe Samuel H. M. Byers
  • The St. Gotthard tunnel is almost nine and one-half miles long; the Arlberg tunnel is six and one-half miles in length.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Now they are to have spiral tunnels, or rather one long one, on the St. Gotthard plan.

    The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward Janet Penrose Trevelyan

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