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noun [C] uk   /ɡɑːt/ Indian English us  

ghat noun [C] (AREA NEAR RIVER)

a set of steps leading down to a river or lake (also burning ghat) a place at the edge of a river where Hindus cremate (= burn) dead people

ghat noun [C] (ROAD)

a road or path through mountains
(Definition of ghat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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