- 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
Examples from the Web for ghaut
Historical Examples of 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
But that goat I accepted, and went down to the Ghaut in great honor.
She loses her eyesight year by year, and cannot tell a log from me—the Mugger of the Ghaut.
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
Word Origin for ghaut
- stairs or a passage leading down to a river
- a mountain pass or mountain range
- a place of cremation
Word Origin for ghat
also ghaut, from Hindi, "pass, mountain," from Sanskrit ghattah "landing place," of unknown origin.