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kloof

noun, South African

Synonyms and Antonyms of kloof

  1. a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage <halfway up its side, the couple sat in the cool shadows of the cliff overlooking the length of the kloof> Synonyms col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, canyon [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddleRelated Words abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [chiefly British], fissure; combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca (also barranco), coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash [West]


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