[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /
a cut that indents only the upper part of a mountain ridge, usually a former water gap.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of wind gap
An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
Words nearby wind gap
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences 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)|James Hutton
British Dictionary definitions for wind gap
/ (wɪnd) /
a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for wind gap
A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.