wind gap

wind gap
noun
a pass in a mountain ridge with no stream flowing through it
Hypernyms: ↑col, ↑gap

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noun
: a notch in the crest of a mountain ridge : a pass that is not occupied by a stream — called also air gap, wind valley

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/wind/
a cut that indents only the upper part of a mountain ridge, usually a former water gap.
[1760-70, Amer.]

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wind gap noun
A dried-up river valley in the mountains
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Main Entry:wind

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wind gap «wihnd»,
a depression in a mountain ridge not deep enough to give passage to a watercourse.

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[wind]
n. a valley cut through a ridge by erosion by a river that no longer follows a course through the valley

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