an area of low-lying land reclaimed from a sea, lake, or river, as by the building of dikes
Origin of polderDu, probably akin to pool
An area of low-lying land, especially in the Netherlands, that has been reclaimed from a body of water and is protected by dikes.
Origin of polderDutch from Middle Dutch
- (geography) An area of ground reclaimed from a sea or lake by means of dikes.
From Dutch polder, of uncertain origin.