- the alluvial land between two converging rivers, esp the area between the Ganges and Jumna in N India
C20: from Persian dōāb, from dō two + āb water
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Examples from the Web for doab
Save for hills in the distance, the country was as flat as any passed through while traveling over the Doab and other sections.Seven Legs Across the Seas
The greater portion lies within the Doab or level alluvial plain between the Ganges and the Jumna.
Our brothers at Cawnpore may have secured Allahabad and other towns in the Doab long ere to-day.The Red Year
We left Allahabad at noon, and travelled through the rich valley of the Doab, 100 miles, to Cawnpore.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water
Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
The names Punjab, Doab, &c., show the root in a clearer shape.