Associations to the word «Dyke»


DYKE, noun. Alternative spelling of dike
DYKE, noun. (Australia) (slang) A toilet.
DYKE, noun. (UK) A ditch (rarely also refers to similar natural features, and to one natural valley, Devil's Dyke, Sussex, due to a legend that the devil dug it).
DYKE, noun. (UK) (mainly S England) An earthwork consisting of a ditch and a parallel rampart.
DYKE, noun. (British) An embankment to prevent inundation, or a causeway.
DYKE, noun. (UK) (mainly Scotland and N England) A mound of earth, stone- or turf-faced, sometimes topped with hedge planting, or a hedge alone, used as a fence.
DYKE, noun. (UK) (mainly Scotland and N England) A dry-stone wall usually forming a boundary to a wood, field or garden.
DYKE, noun. (British) (geology) A body of once molten igneous rock that was injected into older rocks in a manner that crosses bedding planes.
DYKE, noun. (slang) (pejorative) A lesbian, particularly one who appears macho or acts in a macho manner.

Dictionary definition

DYKE, noun. (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine.
DYKE, noun. A barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea.
DYKE, verb. Enclose with a dike; "dike the land to protect it from water".

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