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col British & World English

The lowest point of a ridge or saddle between two peaks, typically providing a pass from one side of a mountain range to another

col- British & World English

Variant spelling of com- assimilated before l (as in collocate, collude).

com- British & World English

With; together; jointly; altogether

col- in com- British & World English

With; together; jointly; altogether

Col. in colonel New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

rank of army officer above lieutenant colonel

col legno British & World English

(Of a passage of music for a bowed instrument) played by hitting the strings with the back of the bow

Lt. Col. British & World English

Lieutenant colonel

col legno New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

played with the back of the bow

coltan British & World English

A dull metallic mineral which is a combination of columbite and tantalite and which is refined to produce tantalum

Col. H. H. Godwin-Austen in K2 British & World English

The highest mountain in the Karakoram range, on the border between Pakistan and China. It is the second-highest peak in the world, rising to 8,611 m (28,250 ft). It was discovered in 1856 and named K2 because it was the second peak to be surveyed in the Karakoram range. It was also formerly known as Mount Godwin-Austen after Col. H. H. Godwin-Austen, who first surveyed it


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