dwang

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch dwang.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dwang (plural dwangs)

  1. (Scotland, New Zealand) A horizontal timber (or steel) section used in the construction of a building.
  2. A large metal crowbar.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Belongs to the verb dwingen. Cognate to German Zwang and Swedish tvång.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dwang m (uncountable)

  1. coercion, compulsion

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]