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ghatalso ghaut (gôt, gät)
A broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of a river in India, used especially by bathers.
[Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu, dam, embankment.]
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(in India) n
1. stairs or a passage leading down to a river
2. (Physical Geography) a mountain pass or mountain range
3. (Hinduism) a place of cremation
[C17: from Hindi ghāt, from Sanskrit ghatta]
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n. (in India)
a wide set of steps descending to a river, esp. a river used for bathing.
[1595–1605; < Hindi]
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