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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A natural passage through the Cumberland Plateau 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pass through the Cumberland Mountains between Virginia and Kentucky that early settlers used in order to move west


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