Cumberland Gap

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Cum·ber·land Gap

 (kŭm′bər-lənd)
A natural passage through the Cumberland Mts. near the junction of the Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee borders. It was used by Daniel Boone in 1775 as a strategic point along his Wilderness Road, the principal route of westward migration for the next half century.
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Cum′berland Gap′


n.
a pass in the Cumberland Mountains at the junction of the Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee boundaries. 1315 ft. (401 m) high.
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Noun1.Cumberland Gap - a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move westCumberland Gap - a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west
Cumberland Mountains, Cumberland Plateau - the southwestern part of the Appalachians
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