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water gap

noun
1.
a transverse gap in a mountain ridge, cut by and giving passage to a stream or river.
Origin of water gap
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
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  • The river flowed through a river-gate, a water-gap in the mountains.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for water-gap

water gap

noun
1.
a deep valley in a ridge, containing a stream
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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water-gap in Science
water gap  
A transverse cleft in a mountain ridge through which a stream flows.
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