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ford

noun [C] uk   /fɔːd/  us   /fɔːrd/
an area in a river or stream that is not deep and can be crossed on foot or in a vehicle

ford

verb [T] uk   /fɔːd/  us   /fɔːrd/
to cross a river, where it is not deep, on foot or in a vehicle
fordable
adjective uk   /ˈfɔː.də.bl̩/  us   /ˈfɔːr-/
The river wasn't fordable because of all the recent rainfall.
Translations of “ford”
in Vietnamese chỗ sông cạn…
in Spanish vado…
in Thai บริเวณน้ำตื้น…
in Malaysian cetek…
in French gué…
in German die Furt…
in Chinese (Traditional) (可涉過或駛過的)河流淺水處…
in Indonesian bagian dangkal…
in Chinese (Simplified) (可涉过或驶过的)河流浅水处…
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