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See also: fleet
From fleet (“stream, estuary”).
- A river (the River Fleet) in London, England, now buried underground, that flowed under the Eastern end of the present Fleet Street.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 29:
- This is hard-core London, and just before Farringdon station you will be able to glimpse the vast steel pipe that carries what was the Fleet River and is now the Fleet sewer over your head.
The Fleet looks safely contained now, although you never know. It surprises me that no terrorist has made common cause with the surly and embittered Fleet, which, in Peter Ackroyd's words became 'a river of death' as it sidled through the meanest streets of London en route to the Thames.
- A former prison (the Fleet Prison) in London, which originally stood near the stream.
- A river, the Water of Fleet, in Dumfries and Galloway council area, Scotland.
- A river in Highland council area, Scotland, which flows into Loch Fleet.
- A town in Hart district, Hampshire, England.
- A village and civil parish in South Holland district, Lincolnshire, England (OS grid ref TF3823).
- A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
- A surname.
East Central German
Fleet (plural Fleetn)
- 2020 June 11, Hendrik Heidler, Hendrik Heidler's 400 Seiten: Echtes Erzgebirgisch: Wuu de Hasen Hoosn haaßn un de Hosen Huusn do sei mir drhamm: Das Original Wörterbuch: Ratgeber und Fundgrube der erzgebirgischen Mund- und Lebensart: Erzgebirgisch – Deutsch / Deutsch – Erzgebirgisch, 3. geänderte Auflage edition, Norderstedt: BoD – Books on Demand, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 43:
- a watercourse through marshland
- a kind of city canal similar to the Dutch gracht, found in Hamburg and some other northern German cities