water gap

water gap

noun
a transverse gap in a mountain ridge, cut by and giving passage to a stream or river.

Origin:
1750–60, Americanism

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water gap
 
n
a deep valley in a ridge, containing a stream

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water gap  
A transverse cleft in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows.
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