a transverse gap in a mountain ridge, cut by and giving passage to a stream or river.
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How to use water gap in a sentence
The river flowed through a river-gate, a water-gap in the mountains.The Forgotten Planet | Murray Leinster
The old man won't let me go to the water gap till I can answer those damn questions.Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield
There is a similar aperture, some miles north-east, called the water gap.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers | William Bingley
Travel east along Pine Mountain or travel west, and you find no other water gap within a hundred miles.The Blue-Grass Region of Kentucky | James Lane Allen
Nothing in Alleghany lands compares with this tremendous water-gap.The Conquest | Eva Emery Dye
British Dictionary definitions for water gap
a deep valley in a ridge, containing a stream
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Scientific definitions for water gap
A transverse cleft in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows.
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