[ UK /dˈa‍ɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈdaɪk/ ]
NOUN
  1. a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
  2. (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
VERB
  1. enclose with a dike
    dike the land to protect it from water
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How To Use dike In A Sentence

  • A few nights ago, after viewing one of these, I was quaffing beer in Bombay Peggy's and learned that every one of the four women at the table happened to live on the other side of a river, either the Yukon or the Klondike.
  • The decade following saw the first railway train arrive from the East, the first C.P.R. steamship anchored in port, the Klondike "boom," and the great mining industries of British Columbia well under way. Canadian Cities of Romance
  • Horae (Hours), and Eunomia (Order), Dike (Justice), and blooming Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
  • During the middle to late Tertiary Period, dikes, sills, and small irregular bodies of mafic to silicic igneous material were intruded into the bedded sedimentary and volcanic rocks.
  • Emily Travis was dainty and delicate and rare, and whether in London or Klondike she gowned herself as befitted the daughter of a millionnaire mining engineer. THE LEAGUE OF THE OLD MEN
  • Murphy said he talked with canal officials about whether there was a way to temporarily rewater part of the canal for the event, and he showed them a drawing of the town's concept for putting up a dike so the area used for the event could be filled while the culvert area remained dry. The Herald-Mail Online
  • By 1986, more than 95 percent of the wild rice harvested was grown not in natural lakes but diked paddies, most of them in northern California.
  • Thorndike is important as an early figure in the effort to establish a scientific knowledge base for the research of human learning, especially for instructional technology.
  • Acadian farms, dependent on dikes and the development of marshland, were self-contained and achieved high levels of production of cereals and apples, and then of livestock.
  • Only dikes and trenches were allowed to separate the two types of farms.
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