- a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
- a mountain pass.
- a mountain range or escarpment.
Origin of ghat
1595–1605; < Hindi ghāṭ < Sanskrit ghaṭṭa
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Examples from the Web for ghaut
The distance from the intrenchment to the ghaut is barely a mile.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
We were met at the ghaut by a large collection of residents.Up the Country
She loses her eyesight year by year, and cannot tell a log from me—the Mugger of the Ghaut.
But that goat I accepted, and went down to the Ghaut in great honor.
The next march brought us to the foot of the ghaut we were to ascend.
- Caribbean a small cleft in a hill through which a rivulet runs down to the sea
C17 gaot, a mountain pass, from Hindi: ghat
- stairs or a passage leading down to a river
- a mountain pass or mountain range
- a place of cremation
C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta
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Word Origin and History for ghaut
also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.
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