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Ghaut meaning

Ghaut - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A pass through a mountain.
  2. 2. A range of mountains.
  3. 3. Stairs descending to a river; a landing place; a wharf.

Ghaut - examples of usage

  1. The light in the lantern being extinguished, and the moon being obscured, my horse, had it not been for the horse- keeper, would have precipitated me to the bottom; I instantly dismounted, and the horse- keeper led him till he was clear of the Ghaut. - "Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales", W. B. Cramp.
  2. Mr. Rhodes W. Morgan, writing from South India, says:-" I found the nest of this Thrush on the Seeghoor Ghaut of the Neilgherries. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. If I mistake not, the very ingenious Mr. Bryant makes the word gate a derivative from the Indian word ghaut, a pass between mountains. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
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