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

  • An Alpine pass, 1,371 m (4,495 ft) high, connecting Innsbruck, Austria, with Bolzano, Italy. It has been a strategic trade and invasion route since Roman times.

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  • n. an Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions


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  • The photograph of my mother with Helen and two Italian border guards was taken at the Brenner Pass.

    Family life

  • He moved Italian divisions into the Brenner Pass and made it clear that Italy would not tolerate a German annexation of Austria.

    EconLog Book Club: For a New Liberty, Chapter 14, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Dave in Maryland writes: "One of the ugliest things I've seen in a long time was a McDonald's restaurant perched atop the Brenner Pass on the highway that takes you from the Austrian to the Italian Alps. McDonald's has its place in the world, but sitting in that beautiful setting isn't one of them."

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2005

  • Team Aztec and Team Tacoma worked together in the Belluno area, not far from the Brenner Pass.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • Two days later, I drove down in a Volkswagen to the Brenner Pass and saw the destruction.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • Weather canceled the initial bombing raid on the Innsbruck rail yard, but the air force caught up with the trains when they entered the Brenner Pass.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • “I did once care for an Italian girl, but she died on the Brenner Pass,” Pomp said, a little sadly.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • He had admired an Italian princess, dead on the Brenner Pass.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • Immediately south of the Brenner Pass on the Italo-Austrian border, there is a mountainous area of some 7,400 square kilometers that is part of Italy but not, as it were, 'Italian.'

    Tyrol: Retreat to Reality

  • On 4 May, tankers of the 781st and doughs of the 103d Infantry Division traversed Brenner Pass and linked up with the U.S.

    Steel Victory


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