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wind gap

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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

wind gap

noun
  1. a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge
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wind gap in Science

wind gap

  1. A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge.
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