wind gap [wind] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a cut that indents only the upper part of a mountain ridge, usually a former water gap.
Origin of wind gap An Americanism dating back to 1760–70 Examples from the Web for wind gap Historical Examples of wind gap
This Wind-gap is about a mile broad, and the stones in it such as seem to have been washed for ages by water running over them.
British Dictionary definitions for wind gap wind gap noun
- a narrow dry valley on a mountain or ridge
wind gap in Science wind gap
- A shallow notch in the crest of a mountain ridge.