Meaning of dyke

dyke




Definitions of dyke
  1. noun

    a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea

    synonyms:

    dam, dike

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    examples:

    Aswan High Dam

    one of the world’s largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
    Glen Canyon Dam

    a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona
    Hoover Dam

    a large dam built in 1933 on the Colorado River in Nevada
    types:

    milldam

    dam to make a millpond to provide power for a water mill
    weir

    a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
    type of:

    barrier

    a structure or object that impedes free movement

  2. verb

    enclose with a dike

    synonyms:

    dike

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    type of:

    close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

    surround completely

  3. noun

    (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

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    type of:

    gay woman, lesbian, tribade

    a female homosexual

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