Definition of “dike” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “dike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dikenoun [ C ]

us /dɑɪk/

dike noun [ C ] (ROCK LAYER)

earth science a layer of newer rock that is created when melted rock flows into spaces in older rock and then hardens

dike noun [ C ] (WALL)

a long wall that prevents water, esp. from the sea, from flooding a place

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