wind gap


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

Word History

First Known Use

1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wind gap was in 1769

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“Wind gap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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