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noun 
  1. The northern English form of ditch.
  2. A ditch and bank running alongside each other (the excavation was the soruce of the material of the embankment.)
  3. A barrier of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding.
  4. (pejorative) A lesbian, especially a manly or unattractive lesbian.
  5. (geology) A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: sloot
  • French: fossé
  • German: Graben
  • Italian: fosso
  • Spanish: dique
    (trans-bottom) entrenchment
Etymology: 
  • Old English dÄÄ (the source of both 'ditch' and 'dike', the southern English 'c' being soft while the northern was hard).



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