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A range of the Appalachian Mountains extending about 210 km (130 mi) from the Kentucky-Virginia border to central Tennessee and rising to about 1,200 m (3,900 ft). The Cumberlands sit on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, an upland area comprising the southern section of the Appalachian Plateau.
a plateau largely in Kentucky and Tennessee, a part of the Appalachian Mountains: highest point, ab. 4000 ft. (1220 m). Also called Cum′berland Plateau′.
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|Noun||1.||Cumberland Mountains - the southwestern part of the Appalachians|
Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
Cumberland Gap - a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west