- A mountain pass.
- A flight of steps leading down to a river landing for ritual bathers.
Origin of ghat
- Hindi ghāt from Sanskrit ghaṭṭaḥ probably of Dravidian origin Telugu kaṭṭu, gaṭṭu dam, embankment
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Hindi घाट (ghāṭ, “pier”), from Sanskrit घट्ट (ghaṭṭa, “a landing place, steps on the side of a river leading to the waters”), probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Telugu కట్ట (kaṭṭa, “dam, embankment”).