col n : a pass between mountain peaks [syn: gap]
EtymologyFrom col, from collum.
- A dip between mountain peaks in a summit-line.
Etymology 1Cognate with Old High German kuoli.
Etymology 2Cognate with Old High German kolo, Old Norse kol.
The term "col" can refer to:
abysm, abyss, arroyo, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chine, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, comb, coulee, couloir, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut, cwm, defile, dell, dike, ditch, donga, draw, esker, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hogback, hole, horseback, incision, joint, kame, kloof, leak, moat, notch, nullah, opening, pass, passage, ravine, rent, ridge, rift, rime, rupture, saddle, saddleback, scissure, seam, slit, slot, spine, split, trench, valley, void, wadi