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English definition of “dyke”

dyke

noun [C] uk (also dike)   /daɪk/ us  

dyke noun [C] (WALL)

a wall built to prevent the sea or a river from covering an area, or a channel dug to take water away from an area
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Ditches, dams and tunnels

dyke noun [C] (WOMAN)

slang a lesbian. Many people consider this word offensive.Relating to sexual preference
(Definition of dyke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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