Tauern Tunnel

geographical name
Tau·​ern Tunnel | \ ˈtau̇-ərn How to pronounce Tauern Tunnel (audio) \

Definition of Tauern Tunnel

1 railroad tunnel 5.31 miles (8.54 kilometers) long through the Hohe Tauern range of the Alps in Austria
2 vehicular tunnel 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) long through the Alps in Austria; site of a blaze May 29, 1999 in which twelve people were killed

Learn More about Tauern Tunnel

Statistics for Tauern Tunnel

Cite this Entry

“Tauern Tunnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tauern%20Tunnel. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

Comments on Tauern Tunnel

What made you want to look up Tauern Tunnel? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!