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ghat

or ghaut

[ gawt, got ]
/ gɔt, gɒt /
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noun (in India)

a wide set of steps descending to a river, especially a river used for bathing.
a mountain pass.
a mountain range or escarpment.

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Origin of ghat

1595–1605; <Hindi ghāṭ<Sanskrit ghaṭṭa
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British Dictionary definitions for ghat

ghat
/ (ɡɔːt) /

noun (in India)

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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