Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A range of the southwest Alps on the French-Italian border near the Mediterranean Sea. The highest elevation is 3,297 m (10,817 ft).

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  • proper noun A part of the Alps between France and Italy.

Etymologies

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From maritime + Alps

Examples

  • The foothills of the Maritime Alps and the first ranges of the Appenines ensured that the major fighting in the west would center on the control of the six passes and valleys which penetrate the mountain barrier between Genoa and Nice.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The foothills of the Maritime Alps and the first ranges of the Appenines ensured that the major fighting in the west would center on the control of the six passes and valleys which penetrate the mountain barrier between Genoa and Nice.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

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