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a mountain range in central Europe, extending from N Slovakia to central Romania. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 feet (2663 meters).
Historical Examples

The northern slopes of the carpathians sink rapidly towards the shores of the vast Mare Imbrium.
All Around the Moon Jules Verne

Even the passes of the Alps or carpathians are safe in comparison.
The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid

In the eastern carpathians also, the Permian and Mesozoic beds are not much folded except near the outer margin of the zone.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various

His chest was a marvel to look at—here in the field after weeks in the carpathians.
The Best Short Stories of 1915 Various

There are several railways across the carpathians, mostly by passes under 3000 ft. in height.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8 Various

But you, Goldwater—your fame has blown across the Atlantic, over the carpathians.
Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill

On their left flank was the mass of the carpathians, pierced by a number of passes.
World’s War Events, Vol. I Various

“We are in the carpathians,” Schneider advised his flying mate.
Our Young Aeroplane Scouts in Germany Horace Porter

It belonged to Andalusia, to the carpathians, to Syrian villages.
The World For Sale, Complete Gilbert Parker

She occupied a vast salient, the southern flank of which was the carpathians.
A Short History of the Great War A. F. Pollard

plural noun
a mountain system of central and E Europe, extending from Slovakia to central Romania: mainly forested, with rich iron ore resources. Highest peak: Gerlachovka, 2663 m (8788 ft)


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