English version

dyke in Civil topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdykedyke, dike /daɪk/ noun [countable]  1 TBTTWa wall or bank built to keep back water and prevent flooding2 SYINSULT taboo informal an offensive word for a lesbian (=woman who is sexually attracted to women). Do not use this word.3 especially British EnglishTECTB a narrow passage to carry water away syn ditch
Examples from the Corpus
dykeTheir sheep-fanks and cattle-pounds spread away, across land rented from the inn-keeper, in a close mesh of stone dykes.Its level rises slowly and the land behind the dykes sinks, but even more slowly.Damage has extended into the dykes which run between the grazing marshes.