, dike
1 an embankment constructed to prevent flooding, keep out the sea, etc.
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.)
b (as modifier)
a dyke roll
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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