Polder meaning

pōldər
An area of low-lying land, especially in the Netherlands, that has been reclaimed from a body of water and is protected by dikes.
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An area of low-lying land reclaimed from a sea, lake, or river, as by the building of dikes.
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(geography) An area of ground reclaimed from a sea or lake by means of dikes.
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Origin of polder

  • Dutch from Middle Dutch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch polder, of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary