- Ⅰ.dyke  (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 strata. Compare with SILL(Cf. ↑sill).► VERB ▪ provide (land) with a dyke to prevent flooding.ORIGIN Old Norse, related to DITCH(Cf. ↑ditcher).Ⅱ.dyke  (also dike) ► NOUN informal ▪ a lesbian.DERIVATIVES dykey adjective.ORIGIN earlier as bulldyke: of unknown origin.
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