Main definitions of K2 in English

: K21K22

K21

proper noun

  • 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.

    Also called Dapsang

Pronunciation

K2

/keɪˈtuː/

Main definitions of K2 in English

: K21K22

K22

noun

mass nouninformal
  • A type of synthetic cannabis.

    ‘a friend told police that the victim was high on K2’

Origin

Early 21st century: origin unknown.

Pronunciation

K2

/keɪˈtuː/