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wind gap

Syllabification: wind gap
Pronunciation: /ˈwind ˌɡap
 
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Definition of wind gap in English:

noun

A valley cut through a ridge by erosion by a river that no longer follows a course through the valley.
Example sentences
  • Dated marine and terrestrial sediments allow estimation of the timing of wind gap formation and rates of lateral propagation of the South Alkyonides Fault.
  • The former courses of the south-directed drainage became wind gaps in the immediate footwall of the South Alkyonides Fault.
  • Both major and minor faults influence the directions of river channels, and even minor faults can have wind gaps, low points on the scarp where a stream once crossed the fault but has now been diverted because of the changed topography.

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