wind gap

noun

Definition of wind gap

: a notch in the crest of a mountain ridge : a pass not occupied by a stream — compare water gap

First Known Use of wind gap

1769, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About wind gap

Time Traveler for wind gap

Time Traveler

The first known use of wind gap was in 1769

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near wind gap

windgalled

wind gap

wind gauge

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for wind gap

Cite this Entry

“Wind gap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wind%20gap. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on wind gap

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about wind gap

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!