Definition of water gap in US English:

water gap


  • A transverse gap in a mountain ridge through which a stream or river flows.

    • ‘Poplar Creek Bluff is a steep, southwest-facing slope in the water gap that bisects Blackoak Ridge.’
    • ‘I half-heartedly jumped my car over the water gap.’
    • ‘There's still a very large water gap to be crossed.’
    • ‘We stopped at the Water Gap that night, and sat long on the wide veranda of the hotel, looking at the wonderful scene.’