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, dike  
      n  
1    an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc.  
2    a ditch or watercourse  
3    a bank made of earth excavated for and placed alongside a ditch  
4      (Scot)   a wall, esp. a dry-stone wall  
5    a barrier or obstruction  
6    a vertical or near-vertical wall-like body of igneous rock intruded into cracks in older rock  
7      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal  
a    a lavatory  
b    (as modifier)  
a dyke roll     
      vb  
8      (Civil engineering)   an embankment or wall built to confine a river to a particular course  
9    tr   to protect, enclose, or drain (land) with a dyke  
     (C13: modification of Old English dic ditch; compare Old Norse diki ditch)  
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dyke, bull dyke, dye, duyker

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