wind gap


wind gap

wind gap [wind] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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 Examples from the Web for wind gap Historical Examples of 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 wind gap noun

    1. a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge

    wind gap in Science wind gap

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

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