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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter gap`(n.)

  1. a transverse gap in a mountain ridge, giving passage to a stream or river.

    Category: Geography (terms)

Origin of water gap:

1750–60, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water gap(noun)

    a pass in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows


  1. Water gap

    A water gap is an opening or notch which flowing water has carved through a mountain range. Water gaps often offer a practical route for road and rail transport to cross mountain ridges.


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