water gap

noun

Definition of water gap

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

First Known Use of water gap

1756, in the meaning defined above

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“Water gap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20gap. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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