water gap


: a pass in a mountain ridge through which a stream runs compare wind gap

Examples of water gap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet Lima still suffers a water gap of about 100 cubic feet per second. Simeon Tegel, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water gap was in 1756

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“Water gap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gap. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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