- a cut that indents only the upper part of a mountain ridge, usually a former water gap.
Origin of wind gap
An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for wind gap
This Wind-gap is about a mile broad, and the stones in it such as seem to have been washed for ages by water running over them.Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)
- a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge
- A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge.
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