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wind gap

[wind] /wɪnd/
a cut that indents only the upper part of a mountain ridge, usually a former water gap.
Origin of wind gap
An Americanism dating back to 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • For many years this wind gap provided the only route to reach the country north of the Kittatinny.

British Dictionary definitions for wind gap

wind gap

a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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wind gap in Science
wind gap  
A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge.
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