Fleet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fleet (stream, estuary)

Proper noun[edit]

Fleet

  1. The stream that ran where Fleet Street now runs.
  2. A former prison in London, which originally stood near the stream.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Low German, from Middle Low German vlēt. Cognate to Dutch vliet, English fleet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Fleet n ‎(genitive Fleets, plural Fleete)

  1. a watercourse through marshland
  2. a kind of city canal similar to the Dutch gracht, found in Hamburg and some other northern German cities

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