wind gap

[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /

noun

a cut that indents only the upper part of a mountain ridge, usually a former water gap.

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Origin of wind gap

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for wind gap

wind gap
/ (wɪnd) /

noun

a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge
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Scientific definitions for wind gap

wind gap

A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge.
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