Definition of St. Bernard Pass in US English:

St. Bernard Pass

proper noun

  • Either of two passes across the Alps in southern Europe. The Great St. Bernard Pass, on the border between southwestern Switzerland and Italy, rises to 8,100 feet (2,469 m). The Little St. Bernard Pass, on the French–Italian border southeast of Mont Blanc, rises to 7,178 feet (2,188 m).


Named after the hospices founded on their summits in the 11th century by the French monk St Bernard.