from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pass between two mountain peaks or a gap in a ridge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dip between mountain peaks in a summit-line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short ridge connecting two higher elevations or mountains; the pass over such a ridge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A narrow pass between two mountain peaks: a term used in English by some writers on alpine geology and mountaineering.
- n. The assimilated form of com-, con-, before l. See com-, con-.
- n. An abbreviation of Colonel as a title, and
- n. of Colossians.
- n. [lowercase] An apothecaries' abbreviation of coliander, an obsolete form of coriander.
- n. A name given by Abercrom by in 1887 to the region on a weather-map between two anticyclones, where the isobars show a connecting neck or narrow region of lower pressure analogous to the col that affords a passage from one mountain peak to its neighbor: not to be confounded with a trough or an area of low pressure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pass between mountain peaks
French, from Old French, neck, from Latin collum; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French col, from Latin collum ("neck"). (Wiktionary)