Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain, 2,964.9 m (9,721 ft) high, in the Bavarian Alps of south-central Germany. It is the highest peak in the range.

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  • proper n. the highest mountain of Germany, located in the Alpes at the Austrian border

Etymologies

From German, Zug + Spitze (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Germany's highest mountain "Zugspitze" (2.962 meter) in the Alps Mountains, southern Germany, during nice weather with temperatures of 20 degrees on August 14, 2010.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Andreas Gebert/Zuma Press FROSTY THE TELESCOPE: A telescope was covered with snow on Wednesday at the peak of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.

    Photos of the Day: August 10

  • Above, tourists in October near a Bavarian state sign on the mountain Zugspitze near the town.

    Farmers Imperil Munich Olympics

  • Under the shadow of the Zugspitze, a snowy peak in the Bavarian Alps, a modern-day peasant revolt has broken out that could cost Munich its bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics and huge investments in local infrastructure.

    Farmers Imperil Munich Olympics

  • With the help of my newly trained 3rd Toronto Boy Scout Murder-Assassin Troop (link) and a few dozen butane torches I will lead an assault up the face of this wretched Mount Zugspitze.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • On top of Mount Zugspitze in the German Alps our old foes have deployed a terrible new weapon I call “Reflector”.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Christof Stache/Associated Press CARRYING THE CROSS: A helicopter airlifted the cross from the summit of Germany's highest mountain, the 2,962-meter Zugspitze, in southern Germany, Monday.

    Today's Photos: Jan. 26

  • Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images Freddy Nock of Switzerland balanced on a cable car ropeway in the Alps on top of Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday.

    Sports Snapshots

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Neuendorf bei Wilster -3.54 m highest point: Zugspitze 2,963 m

    Germany

  • Germanylowest point: Neuendorf bei Wilster -3.54 m highest point: Zugspitze 2,963 m

    Elevation extremes

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