Definition of Continental Divide in English:

Continental Divide

Pronunciation /ˌkän(t)əˌnen(t)l dəˈvīd/ /ˌkɑn(t)əˌnɛn(t)l dəˈvaɪd/

proper noun

  • The main series of mountain ridges in North America, chiefly the crests of the Rocky Mountains that form a watershed that separates the rivers flowing east into the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico from those flowing west into the Pacific Ocean.