Cumberland Gap


noun

a pass in the Cumberland Mountains at the junction of the Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee boundaries. 1,315 feet (401 meters) high.

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Cultural definitions for Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap

Pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that was used by early settlers to move west.

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