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noun

a transverse gap in a mountain ridge, cut by and giving passage to a stream or river.

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Origin of water gap

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
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British Dictionary definitions for water gap

water gap

noun

a deep valley in a ridge, containing a stream
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Scientific definitions for water gap

water gap

A transverse cleft in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows.
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