Meaning of wind gap in English:

wind gap


  • A valley cut through a ridge by a river which no longer flows through the valley.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘To the south of each of the basins 1-3, wind gaps are preserved in the footwall of the fault.’