Offa’s Dike /Dyke

 Eighth-century earthwork between England and Wales.

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  • dyke — Ⅰ. dyke [1] (also dike) ► NOUN 1) an embankment built to prevent flooding from the sea. 2) an earthwork serving as a boundary or defence: Offa s Dyke. 3) a ditch or watercourse. 4) Geology an intrusion of igneous rock cutting across existing… …   English terms dictionary

  • Dyke (Begriffsklärung) — Dyke steht für: Dyke, Gesteinsart Dyke, eine Rolle lesbischer Frauen, siehe Butch und Femme Bokerley Dyke, römisch britische Landwehr Car Dyke, Kanal in England Foss Dyke, Kanal in England Great Dyke, Gesteinsgürtel in Simbabwe Offa’s Dyke,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Offa's Dyke — Coordinates: 52°20′38″N 3°02′56″W / 52.344°N 3.049°W / 52.344; 3.049 …   Wikipedia

  • Dike (construction) — A dike (or dyke), levee, levée, embankment, floodbank or stopbank is a natural or artificial slope or wall, usually earthen and often parallels the course of a river. [ Citation | title=Levees and Other Raised Ground | author=Henry Petroski |… …   Wikipedia

  • Dyke — Contents 1 Names 2 People 3 Places 3.1 Settlements …   Wikipedia

  • dyke — dyke1 /duyk/, n., v., dyked, dyking. dike1. dyke2 dykey, adj. /duyk/, n. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a female homosexual; lesbian. Also, dike. [1940 45; earlier in form bulldike (with a var. bulldagger); of obscure orig.; claimed to be a… …   Universalium

  • dyke — dyke1 (also dike) noun 1》 an embankment built to prevent flooding from the sea.     ↘an earthwork serving as a boundary or defence: Offa s Dyke. 2》 a ditch or watercourse. 3》 Geology an intrusion of igneous rock cutting across existing strata.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Wat's Dyke — is a 40 mile earthwork running through the northern Welsh Marches from Basingwerk Abbey on the River Dee estuary, passing to the east of Oswestry and onto Maesbury in Shropshire. It runs generally parallel to Offa s Dyke, sometimes within a few… …   Wikipedia

  • Scots' Dike — The Scots Dike or dyke is a three and a half mile / 5.25 km long linear earthwork, constructed by the English and the Scots in the year 1552Mack, James Logan (1926). The Border Line. Pub. Oliver Boyd. P. 94.] to mark the division of the Debatable …   Wikipedia

  • Ditch — For other uses, see Ditch (disambiguation). A well maintained ditch in the Netherlands …   Wikipedia


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